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Compassion Fatigue, blended learning (Des Moines 6/3/19)
United Way Conference Center
1111 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 244-0074

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Monday, June 03, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Category: Training

DESCRIPTION: What is Compassion Fatigue? Who does it affect? Why should you care? How do you deal with it? This workshop will answer these questions and build skills in the participant to identify, consider, and manage symptoms of compassion fatigue. Participants learn in an experiential environment that provides opportunity for reflection and analysis on their own symptoms of compassion fatigue through use of self-assessments and group discussion. At the conclusion of the session, participants will be provided with a self-care activity that provides the opportunity to relax and recharge.

Participants will:

-be able to define the 3 elements of professional quality of life

-identify characteristics that contribute to or provide resilience from compassion fatigue

-create a self-care plan for implementation following the training 

Trainers will be Jessica Kroeker and Ree Reimers, of Project Harmony.

Blended Learning Description: This course is a blended learning course. Blended learning consists of three components: self-guided learning; in-person training; and follow up webinar. Participants will receive self-guided learning information prior to the in-person event. The webinar will be scheduled.

Location Info: 

United Way Conference Center
1111 9th Street
Des Moines, IA

In-person event registration begins at 8:30 AM
Training will begin at 9:00 AM

Please note: Priority seating is provided to staff working within one of the DHS child welfare contracts, including: Community Care; Group Foster Care; Family Safety, Risk, and Permanency (FSRP); Child Welfare Emergency Services (CWES): Aftercare Services; Supervised Apartment Living (SAL); Recruitment,  Retention, Training and Support (RRTS); Parent Partners; Foster Care Youth Council.

If you do not work within one of the child welfare contracts with the State, you may be bumped from the course and placed on a wait list.


Contact: For more information contact Stephanie Strom, [email protected]