Compassion Fatigue Strategies

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Compassion Fatigue Strategies Spring 2022

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2015 SW 16th Avenue
P O Box 100126
Gainesville, Florida 32610

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Learn practical strategies to help you transform your experience with compassion fatigue (and more!).

Compassion Fatigue Strategies Plus is a unique online class designed to support people who work with animals. In this four module, self-paced class, you will establish a foundation of knowledge to help you better understand and transform your experience with compassion fatigue (aka empathy strain), burnout, and stress.

This course is entirely self-paced with the exception of four live calls. The calls will be on Tuesday evenings at 8pm ET on 3/1, 3/15, 3/29, and 4/12. 

The course will help you recognize signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue, burnout, and vicarious trauma, learn how to reduce stress injury, increase your self-care and team-care practices, build compassion satisfaction, restore resiliency, and make successful changes in your life and in your organization.

This class is a unique personal exploration to help you build the self-awareness necessary to manage the impact of compassion fatigue and other stressors. Please be aware that the class work can be emotionally challenging.

This class is not a substitution for professional mental health care. If you’re suffering from clinical depression, anxiety, or are having suicidal thoughts, please seek professional help.

By the end of class you’ll have a variety of practical strategies to help you manage and transform your experience with compassion fatigue and reduce overall stress. You’ll have a better understanding of yourself and how to engage in self-care that works for you, as well as how to support your staff using vicarious-trauma informed approaches, so that you can be well, while you continue to do good work!

This Course is Led by Jessica Dolce :

Jessica Dolce is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator via the Green Cross of Traumatology, receiving her training through The Figley Institute and Tend Academy. She helps animal care and welfare professionals to navigate compassion fatigue and cultivate resilience, so that they can make a positive impact for animals and create a life that they truly enjoy. Jessica brings twenty years of experience working with and for companion animals to her classes, workshops and coaching. She is an adjunct faculty member at the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida and the creator of The Compassion in Balance Program®. Jessica earned her Master of Science in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Southern Maine and holds certificates in mindfulness facilitation,organizational secondary traumatic stress, and positive psychology coaching. You can find Jessica online at

For more information about this CE course, please visit the Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program website.

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