Managing Compassion Stress

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Euthanizing the creatures you care about takes its emotional and physical toll on you. This one-day, intimate seminar reveals what compassion stress is and how it affects you. Through facilitated small- and large-group discussions, you will discover the often hidden impact that euthanasia has on you and your coworkers, friends, and family. For Euthanasia Technicians (ET) and non-ETs.

This intimate, one-day seminar reveals what compassion fatigue and compassion stress are, and how they can affect you. Through facilitated small- and large-group discussions, you will discover the often hidden impact that working in the field of animal welfare has on you and your co-workers, friends and family. Topics include understanding compassion fatigue and stress, developing individual coping skills and tools, evaluating your organization's compassion fatigue status, expressing feelings and concerns in a safe environment, and more.

Who should attend?

  • All animal welfare professionals (directors and staff )
  • Volunteers, including rescue volunteers
  • Anyone who euthanizes as part of his or her job
  • Foster home families
  • Anyone who works directly with shelter animals

Tuition

$160 Includes one day of lectures and participatory activities, and a certificate of completion. Lunch is on your own.

Upcoming Trainings

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For more information please call 202-677-4216 or write RedStarTraining@americanhumane.org. 

Classes may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. If cancellation is necessary, AHA will use its best efforts to cancel at least two weeks prior to the scheduled start of the first training session and class registration fees will be refunded. Unfortunately, AHA cannot reimburse for travel expenses even if a class is cancelled. We encourage participants to consider this possibility when making travel arrangements.

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