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Supporting Others, Caring for Self

Code: FHSS306
Apply this course towards: Fundamentals for the Homelessness Serving Sector

Course description

In this self-guided course we will examine some of the risks for support workers such as vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout. We will explore self-care strategies and the importance of setting professional boundaries in order to maintain personal wellbeing.

Learning objectives

  • Describe compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
  • Define ethical pain and explain the importance of self-care in resisting burnout
  • Identify appropriate professional boundaries and apply strategies for setting and maintaining them
  • Apply self-reflection and self-care techniques and develop a plan for self-care

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