Posted by DCoE Strategic Communications on February 18, 2011
Sgt. Allen Chase hugs Dr. Jerry Wesch with Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program, as he gives thanks for helping him cope with the traumatic loss of his friend. (Photo by Christie Vanover, CRDAMC Public Affairs)
It’s common for those who care for our service members and veterans to embed themselves so deeply into meeting the needs of their patients that they neglect to care for themselves. Commonly known as compassion fatigue, this physical, emotional and spiritual exhaustion can be very disruptive to the lives of caregivers.
Join us Feb. 24 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for our monthly webinar “Understanding and Overcoming Compassion Fatigue”. Learn from personal experiences, and find out lessons learned and best practices to help prevent or manage compassion fatigue. To register or for more information, please e-mail: DCoE.MonthlyWebinar@tma.osd.mil.
Speakers include a psychiatrist, chaplain and social worker. We know that you don’t have to be a health professional to care for service members and veterans. Service members, family members, friends and colleagues are encouraged to join, too!
To access resources related to compassion fatigue, visit the DCoE Monthly Webinar Series page. Did you know? The Department of Veterans Affairs recently launched a National Caregiver Support Line; check out the DCoE Blog’s recent post for details.