Compassion Fatigue Resources


If you attended the Compassion Fatigue Webinar on March 23, 2010, please give us your feedback by participating in a short on-line survey.



If you missed the webinar, you can view the slides HERE.

Below are some helpful resources on compassion fatigue.  For more resources, visit the Caregivers section of our online Mental Health Learning and Resource Center.



Compassion Fatigue: Tools for Building Resilience in a Stressful World
Presented on 3/23/2010 by Susan Haynes-Carabello, Kristin McCabe, and Pamela Gionfriddo in association with the Florida Public Health Institute, the Oakwood Center of the Palm Beaches and the Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County

Compassion Fatigue presentation by Rev. Samuel Wood

Related Programs:

Coping with Economic Stress
This free program is being presented by the Oakwood Center of the Palm Beaches, Inc. with funding provided by the Palm Healthcare Foundation to help people suffering from financial hardships.

Articles and Links:

5 Ways to Help Yourself
Washington State University

Building Resilience for Hard Times

Building Resilience in a Turbulent World

Caregiver Depression: Symptoms and Hope
National Family Caregivers Association

Compassion Fatigue Self-Test
Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project

Figley Institute (Charles Figley)

Green Cross Academy of Traumatology
Provides trained, qualified field traumatologists directly to areas suffering from trauma and compassion fatigue.

Happiness Institute

Mind Tools
Information on building trust in the work place, prioritizing, visualizing goals

Reader's Digest article on stress management tips

Resilience Institute

Resources for PTSD and Compassion Fatigue

Stamm, Beth Hudnall, Ph.D.

Understanding Compassion Fatigue
International Traumatology Institute

Wellness Recovery Action Plan

What is Caregiver Burnout (compassion fatigue)?


Reading List

Bride, B., Radey, M. & Figley, C., (2007), Measuring Compassion Fatigue. Journal of Clinical Social Work, 35:155-163.

Britton, K., (2008), Building Resilience for Hard Times, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology,

Bureau of Labor and Statistics (2009), Labor force statistics from Current Population Survey. Employment and poverty statistics on national and Florida civilian populations.

Childre, D. & Paddison, S. (1998). HeartMath Discovery Program. Planetary Publications, CA.

Commonwealth Fund, The. (1999, May). Informal caregiving (Fact Sheet). New York: Author.

Conger, R.D., Conger, K.J., & Martin, M.J., (2010), Socioeconomic Status, Family Processes, and Individual Development. Journal of Marriage and Family (In Press).

Conger, R.D. & Elder, G.H., (1994), Families in Troubled Times: Adapting to Change in Rural America. Hawthorne, NY:Aldine de Gruyter.

Figley, C.R., (1993), Compassion, Stress and the Family Therapist. Family Therapy News, 1-8.

Gentry, E.J., (2009), Understanding Compassion Fatigue.

Paddison, S., (1997). The Hidden Power of the Heart: Achieving balance and fulfillment in a stressful world. Planetary Publications, CA.

Navaie-Waliser, M., Feldman, P.H., Gould, D.A., Levine, C., Kuerbis, B.A. & Donelan, K. (2002). When the caregiver needs care: the plight of vulnerable caregivers. American Journal of Public Health, 92(3), 409-13.

Stepp, G.,(2008), Building Reslience in a Turbulent World,


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