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Compassion Fatigue for Criminal Justice Professionals

This 2-hour presentation contrasts compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, burnout and moral distress. The physical, behavioral and psychological signs of stress are presented. Solutions for early intervention strategies are covered. As this training covers potential addiction issues,  this training was approved for CLEs related to addictions.

Learning Objectives

  • Defining compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
  • Distinguishing burnout and moral distress
  • Identifying symptoms of chronic stress
  • Contrasting physical, behavioral and psychological signs of compassion fatigue
  • Developing early intervention strategies

The Biological Effects of Stress

This 2-hour presentation covers the biological effects of stress on the body. The neuro-biology of both short-term and long-term exposure is covered. Solutions for reversing damage are presented.

PTSD Prevention in First Responders

This 3-hour presentation presents background information on the development of PTSD. The progression from stress response to stress dysfunction is discussed. Risk factors and prevention strategies are explored.

Kitchen Table Groups on Compassion Fatigue

One hour bites or “kitchen table conversations” are available for small groups. Five one-hour work shops include:  1. Understanding compassion fatigue; 2. Understanding warning signs and developing early intervention strategies; 3. Strategies for workplace reduction of compassion fatigue; 4. Self Awareness and mindfulness to stay ahead of compassion fatigue; 5. Finding a work/life balance.


This two-hour presentation presents the qualities of resilience. Positive psychology, antidotes to negative cognitions and healthy living strategies are covered.

Compassion Fatigue Handout 3.13.18