Module 6: Promoting Personal Resilience: Caring for Self

while Caring for Others

Advocates and others working with victims and survivors are susceptible to a number of professional risks, including burn-out, compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization. In this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the relationship between care of clients and self-care

  2. Identify symptoms of burn-out, compassion fatigue, and various traumatization

  3. Develop strategies and skills for preventing and combatting burn-out, compassion fatigue, and vicarious traumatization

  4. Discuss and share strategies for maintaining resilience and staying connected to the mission of the organization during times of stress

About this Module

Session Presenter

Amy Nitza

Institute Director

Institute of Disaster Mental Health