Whether you’re a wildlife rehabilitator or a part-time advocate, supporting non-human animals can be physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausting. For mental health and healthcare workers, this is recognized as ‘compassion fatigue.’
Understanding what compassion fatigue is and learning how to recognize it is only the first step in keeping yourself, and those around you, healthy and happy. The various strategies for managing stresses, gaining a deeper understanding of what self-care really is, and learning how and when to walk away are vital.
The Fur-Bearers recognizes the dangers of compassion fatigue and what its cost is to advocates, and that’s why we’re presenting our webinar, An Advocate’s Guide to Avoiding Compassion Fatigue. This webinar will be presented by Kate Rizzuto, B.A., Concurrent Disorders Outreach Counsellor. Kate’s experience in the mental health and healthcare industries combined with her personal connections to The Fur-Bearers and other advocacy efforts make her the ideal facilitator for this webinar.
The webinar will last approximately 40 minutes and feature time for questions and answers from the audience. And all you need to attend is a computer or Apple mobile device (iPod or iPad). A webcam or microphone is not necessary for participation. To see if your computer or mobile device will properly work with our webinar software or to test your connection speed, please click here (will open a new window).
Thursday, May 12, 2016
7:00 pm EST / 4:00 pm PST
Admission to this event is a $2 donation to help cover the webinar infrastructure costs. Monthly members and registered volunteers of The Fur-Bearers will receive free access via an upcoming email. All who register will also receive access to the post-event video (in case they are unable to attend live).