Join the MFLN Military Caregiving team for our Virtual Learning Event (VLE) session #3: “Recharging! Combating Compassion Fatigue” at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, November 18.
The experience of trauma, also known as compassion fatigue or secondary traumatic stress, can extend beyond those who are directly impacted, to those who provide care to traumatized individuals, including military service professionals. As such, military caregivers are at a high risk for the negative impact of compassion fatigue that can lead to impairment in social and occupational functioning.
Upon completion of the VLE Session #3, you will have gained an understanding of the concept of compassion fatigue, and will be able to describe the symptoms of compassion fatigue, and discuss strategies to minimize the negative impact of compassion fatigue.
The VLE is centered on the theme of reenergizing and rejuvenating your work environment. This FREE web-based learning opportunity is open to the public and will be similar to a professional conference – no travel involved! Registration is required.
If you missed any of the previous sessions, and you would like to catch up before our final session, make sure to check out: 2015 MFLN Military Caregiving VLE.
CEU Credit Available!
The MFLN has applied for 1.5 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) continuing education credits for credentialed participants. Certificates of Completion will also be available for training hours as well. For more information on CEU credits go to: NASW Continuing Education Instructions.
Interested in Joining the VLE?
Go to “Recharging! Combating Compassion Fatigue” the day of the event to join. The event is hosted by the Department of Defense Collaboration System (DCS), but is open to the public. It is strongly suggested that when using the DCS system that you open the webinar on Google Chrome for both PC and MAC connections. If this is not an option, Internet Explorer may be used if connecting via PC. Safari and Firefox are not compatible with this DCS platform.
For those of you who cannot connect to the DCS site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on Ustream.
This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on November13, 2015.