Caregiver Fatigue

January 27, 2021
8:45am-11:00am CST
9:45am-12:00am EST

The Great Lakes MHTTC offers this training in partnership with People Incorporated Mental Health Services Training Institute for behavioral health professional in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI

Caregiver fatigue is a general term that describes the chronic and cumulative effect of different stresses at work and how it negatively impacts one’s ability to be effective. This is especially important in the context of working in helping professions because the erosion of compassion and empathy affects a worker’s effectiveness in healing. This class explores this field, the nature of compassion satisfaction, and offers strategies for cultivating resilience and compassion satisfaction that are both self-care and team-care oriented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize warning signs of compassion fatigue
  • Addressing the “why” of caregiver work
  • Building community not isolation
  • Choosing a focus
  • Finding a balance between work and other identities


Target Audience:

Social workers, case managers, outreach workers, mental health practitioners and professionals, addiction counselors and professionals, nurses.


Russ TurnerRuss Turner, MA, MS, is the Director of the People Incorporated Training Institute. During his 14-year tenure he has developed and taught a curriculum of training classes and workshops in a wide variety of subjects related to behavioral health from crisis de-escalation to motivational interviewing. His audience includes mental health professionals, social workers, case managers, addiction professionals, law enforcement, healthcare professionals, and organizational leaders. He trains trainers, works with management, and has consulted and coached on numerous mental health related training projects. He has worked as a teacher or trainer for over 25 years in a variety of countries and settings including Japan, the Czech Republic, and the UK. His teaching philosophy is that adults learn best when they are challenged, the material is applicable to work situations, and sessions are interactive and engaging.

People Inc

Starts: Jan 27, 2021 8:45 am
Ends: Jan 27, 2021 11:00 am
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