Webinar 18: Self-Check

Click here for presentation slides: Webinar 18 – Compassion Fatigue with Ted Thomas

Webinar 18—Compassion Fatigue with Ted Thomas, Director of Recovery Programs – Promise Resource Network, Charlotte, NC

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Examine the realities of compassion fatigue (vicarious traumatization, secondary traumatic stress, and burnout)
  • Navigate the intersection of compassion fatigue and their own personal recovery journeys
  • Identify and acknowledge change factors including personal histories, resilience and environment
  • Explore and examine dynamic tools to stay healthy and well while facing the realities of compassion fatigue

Complete this 1996 quote by Remen.

“The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it is as unrealistic as expecting to be able to ____________________.”

1)     Live in a bubble

2)     Breathe underwater

3)     Walk through water without getting wet

4)     Walk through fire without getting burnout


Which of the following is synonymous with compassion fatigue?

1)     Vicarious traumatization

2)     Secondary traumatic stress

3)     Burnout

4)     All of the above

5)     1 and 2 only


The roots of wellness are grounded in which of the following?

1)     God, human capacity for good and evil, and helping others

2)     Integrity, honesty, family, trust, friendship, and self-protection

3)     Communication, self-awareness, common-sense, safety

4)     Compassion, caring, moral, loving, warm, kind

5)     All of the above


In the tree of wellness, which of the following are branches?

1)     Emotional health

2)     Healthy boundaries

3)     Spiritual wellbeing

4)     All of the above

5)     1 and 2 only


Which of the following was described as navigating the complex intersections?

1)     Developing an inner air traffic controller

2)     Being a wounded healer

3)     Developing a thick skin

4)     All of the above

5)     1 and 2 only


What factors can be used to avoid or heal from compassion fatigue?

1)     Recognizing contributing factors

2)     Developing protective factors

3)     Reviewing ones’ personal history

4)     All of the above

5)     1 and 2 only


Which of the following self-care tools can be used to avoid or recover from compassion fatigue?

1)     Balance

2)     Setting limits

3)     Being selfish

4)     All of the above

5)     1 and 2 only

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