Course Overview

Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue are two of the top reasons burnout occurs among professionals in the mental health field and any direct services with children and families. This online course will discuss how compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma influences professionals and the steps we can take to ensure burnout does not occur. 

Learning Objectives 

  • Define vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. 
  • Learn strategies to combat the effects of vicarious trauma. 
  • Learn how to recognize the signs of vicarious trauma. 

Approved Endorsement Competencies:

  • self-awareness 
  • professional/personal development 
  • emotional response 

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