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Mon, Sep 26



Running on Empty: Understanding Compassion Fatigue in Caregivers

High stakes, lots of pressure, intricate problems, and few resources – crisis situations challenge us to respond quickly, compassionately, and creatively. But how do we retain the ability to think clearly when the reality is that many of us are launched into crisis situations already exhausted.

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Running on Empty: Understanding Compassion Fatigue in Caregivers
Running on Empty: Understanding Compassion Fatigue in Caregivers

Time & Location

Sep 26, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


About the Event

When experts discuss burnout, secondary trauma, and moral distress in times of crisis, they often overlook a crucial contributing factor – plain old fatigue.

In this webinar, we will discuss the neurophysiology of crises, stress, and uncertainty, and learn evidence-informed strategies to keep service providers and their leaders thinking clearly.

  • Viral Hoarding: Understanding our reactions to crisis situations
  • History of Crisis: Examining “lessons learned” from past crises
  • Brain Fog: What is it & how can we manage it?
  • Wear & Tear: Discuss the impact of this often-overlooked factor and learn evidence-informed strategies to stay focused and clear-headed

Françoise Mathieu, M.Ed., RP., CCC.

Specialist in High-Stress Workplaces Executive Director, TEND

Before becoming a specialist in organizational stress and trauma-exposed work, Françoise worked as a front-line mental health provider in a variety of complex settings including providing employee assistance to members of the Canadian Military. Over the last 25 years, she has worked with law enforcement, military personnel, health care, child welfare, social services, addiction support, education and other professionals in need of psychological support.

Françoise is Executive Director of TEND, whose aim is to offer consulting and training to professionals on topics related to secondary trauma, empathic strain, burnout and organizational health. Françoise is a Registered Psychotherapist and a subject matter expert on topics related to empathic strain and secondary trauma.

Françoise is a TedX speaker and is one of the founding members of the Secondary Traumatic Stress Consortium. She is also the author of “The Compassion Fatigue Workbook” which was published by Routledge in 2012 as well as several articles and publications.

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