Compassion Fatigue for First Responders & Behavioral Health Professionals

Compassion Fatigue is a state characterized by a gradual lessening of compassion over time. It is common among individuals that work directly with trauma victims such as firefighters, police officers, emergency medical services, emergency room nurses, doctors, crisis workers, dispatchers, psychologists, and other first responders. However, sufferers can exhibit several symptoms including hopelessness, a decrease in experiences of pleasure, depression, constant stress and anxiety, sleeplessness or nightmares, and a pervasive negative attitude. We find in the behavioral health arena it has a significant presence and can lead to negative outcomes for these helpers and can have an impact on patient care, relationships, and can lead to health issues. Mindful Self-Care is all about learning how to take care of yourself and identify those issues that trigger you to act in a negative manner. This is where the real work begins.

Objectives:
-> Define compassion fatigue and how it relates to first responders.
-> Recognize signs and the physical symptoms associated with compassion fatigue.
-> Hands-on assessments.
-> List self-care tips for first responders.
-> Discuss coping skills and homework.

Registration: $59 per person. Student Registration: Enrolled students may receive a discount. Please email cabhp@asu.edu for questions.

Trainers: Chandler Fire Captain Brandt Lange, RN, CEP; Engineer Kyle Siegel, CEP, USAF Pararescuemen Veteran & Denise Beagley, M.Sc.

Paid parking close to our ASU offices on the 1st floor of the Westward Ho is available at the corner of Fillmore and Central, at street meters, and other parking lots downtown. We are unable to provide or validate parking for this event.

Compassion Fatigue First Responders Behavioral Health Professionals
Date: 
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Downtown Phoenix Campus - Westward Ho Concho Room, 618 N. Central Ave, 1st Floor, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Course Delivery/Region: 
Phoenix Metro
CE: 
3
Event Type: 
Professional development