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CE: Introduction to Compassion Fatigue Through an ACEs Aware Lens for CASA Volunteers

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
12:00 pm3:00 pm

Presented by: Beverly D. Kyer

Traumatic stress is inherent in our work as CASA staff and volunteers and is significantly compounded by the multiple issues resulting from COVID-19. This current crisis has escalated Compassion Fatigue AKA Secondary and Vicarious Trauma, burnout, frustration, empathetic strain and emotional exhaustion. Through funding provided by the ACEs Aware Initiative, Beverly Kyer is providing training on mitigating Compassion Fatigue to build emotional and mental resilience so CASA volunteers can attend to their own well-being and continue providing critical services.

Learning outcomes include:
• Understanding how screening and providing services to individuals with high ACEs scores may impact CASA staff and volunteers.
• Understanding the role of stress in relation to anger, emotions, and behavior, and how that can impact CASA staff and volunteers personally and professionally.
• Identifying multiple causes and triggers of compassion fatigue and burnout, including personal and professional trauma from the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Utilizing strategies for inner regulation in the face of overwhelming and emotionally intense demands.
• Articulating and utilizing strategies for accelerated recovery and self-regulation.

Beverly is a Speaker, Educator, Consultant, Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist and Author who has devoted 16 years to training Human Service Providers and Family Caregivers; helping them employ self-care recovery and neuro-physiological regulation strategies. She has served several years working with children and families in foster care and juvenile justice. Roles in her career include: Therapist, Social Worker, Social Worker Supervisor, Grief & Loss and Trauma Informed Educator Coach, Group facilitator and Consultant. Beverly’s training and coaching provides engaging, applicable and practical tools for sustainability and wellness.

Register by clicking the link below.

CE Hours: 2