The child care field offers several rewards and challenges; however, many members of this workforce experience compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue affects not only job satisfaction and emotional and physical health, but also the workplace environment resulting in decreased productivity and increased turnover. This webinar explores the meaning of compassion fatigue, causes and symptoms, and strategies for your personal self-care as it relates to your job in the child care field. In addition, this webinar offers strategies to support your work — whether you are a state policy professional, a professional development or technical assistance provider, or a child care professional.
• Deepen participants’ understanding of the symptoms and causes of compassion fatigue.
• Examine the compassion fatigue cycle.
• Identify strategies and resources for reducing stress, increasing mindfulness, and using healthy interventions.