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Tailored training on Compassion Fatigue & Burnout or Strategies for Managing Stress

Some past hosts include:

Health Canada

National Parole Board of Canada

Alberta College of Social Work

Peguis Child and Family Services

St. Leonards Community Services

Dress for Success – Ottawa Chapter

Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network

Alberta Health Services

Compassion Fatigue Workshop

Choose a format that works best for your event:

60-90 Minute Presentation

Half Day Workshop

Full Day Workshop

Two Day Retreat

Add a book option for your guests

20 Quick Strategies to Help Your Patients and Clients Manage Stress was released in November 2015.

Having the proper training and tools to help clients is a protective factor for Compassion Fatigue and Burnout.

Compassion Fatigue Workshop

The 4 Rs of Compassion Fatigue

Caring Safely: A Workshop for Helping Professionals

Protection from Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma and Burnout

Workshop Outline:

The purpose of the Caring Safely workshop is to give people a space to learn about the concepts and experiences that all helping professionals have.  Being a helping professional is an amazing career that can bring both joy and pain.

Participants will leave this workshop with a solid framework for understanding what they are experiencing, awareness of what puts them at risk and the knowledge to begin protecting themselves.


Awareness of Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Satisfaction, Vicarious Trauma, Vicarious Growth and Burnout.  Includes personal assessment for Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Satisfaction and Burnout.

Awareness of what contributes to these experiences and how to recognize personal signs and symptoms.


Learn strategies for self-protection of Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma and Burnout.

Participants are taught strategies to use when working directly with families as well as indirect work and personal time.  We will also discuss the dynamics of working in small communities.    


Learn how to increase Compassion Satisfaction and Vicarious Growth. This is where we talk about all the good things that can come from providing compassionate care.  Here participants will learn strategies to build resiliency to Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma and Burnout.


Create an individualized 12-month plan for Caring Safely.

Throughout the day participants are taught many strategies.  At the end, we recognize that each person will need to create their own personalized plan based on what is best fit for him or her.  This is the space to create that action plan.

The full day workshop provides more strategies and time for discussion for each section.  It also includes a 30-minute documentary on Compassion Fatigue.

This is a very interactive workshop with lots of time for small and large group discussion.  The focus is on practicing strategies so participants can decide which ones work best for them.

Contact Charlene at  charlene@charlenerichardrsw.com to discuss speaking events and workshops.