Trauma and Compassion Fatigue: Helping the Helpers
Publication Date: March 2003
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Keywords: Trauma; Social Work; Mental Health
This article deals with the psychological effects of exposure to continuous trauma events on professionals, who themselves are in need of supportive interventions. These professionals, who are in the secondary circle of trauma, experience compassion fatigue or emotional burnout. Structured interventions are now in place to strengthen the resilience of helping professionals.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.79 no.2-3, Winter-Spring 2002-2003.