... a series of symptoms, both physical and psychological, that develop slowly over time in response to serving those in need, particularly those with a history of trauma. Compassion Fatigue is also known as Vicarious Trauma or Secondary Trauma. Understanding and managing these symptoms is key to achieving a long and satisfying career as a professional Caregiver. Jane Bradley has designed the Keys to Compassion Fatigue workshop series to include a balance of theory and practical strategies that give Caregivers the tools they need to deliver effective service while maintaining physical and emotional well being.


This lecture style introductory workshop will show you:

  • What Compassion Fatigue really is
  • The connection between Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Compassion Fatigue
  • Why Compassion Fatigue happens
  • What symptoms to look for
  • Who is at risk
  • How to recover from Compassion Fatigue
  • Self Care for professional Caregivers


This interactive workshop was developed in response to numerous requests from participants of "UNDERSTANDING COMPASSION FATIGUE" workshop, who wanted to acquire a deeper understanding and of Compassion Fatigue and develop and practice resilience.

Building on information and skills gathered in the "UNDERSTANDING COMPASSION FATIGUE" workshop, BUILDING RESILIENCE invites employers and employees to create a Resiliency Plan for combating/preventing Compassion Fatigue. This plan can be applied to both individuals and organisations.

Each participant will:

  • Rate their level of Compassion Fatigue
  • Inventory, organizational and individual coping skills
  • Identify early warning signs of Compassion Fatigue
  • Prevent progression of Compassion Fatigue
  • Manage Compassion Fatigue triggers
  • Create practical, measurable Resilience Plan for reducing impact of Compassion Fatigue, using Compassion Fatigue Map© and Checklists

Prerequisite: Understanding Compassion Fatigue workshop

Other workshops offered by JANE BRADLEY:


This practical and effective workshop, often delivered to participants in Employment Programs (YMCA of Niagara, Niagara Women's Enterprise Centre), offers insight into the mechanics of stress due to unemployment, and provides practical tools to manage this stress while pursuing job searches.


Delivered in partnership with Start Me Up Niagara since 2006

This powerful interactive workshop allows students the opportunity to interact directly with people living in poverty, explore the myths and reality of the cycle of poverty, examine personal assumptions and attitudes, and develop applications for working in social service agencies.

This experiential workshop is consistently rated 9/10 or 10/10 by students who attend.

To book a workshop for your organisation or to inquire about customised services, contact JANE BRADLEY by clicking here. (

Who should attend?

Front line workers and managers, who provide professional services to clients who have a history of trauma, including those who work in:

  • Social Services
  • Addictions Services
  • Sexual Assault Centres
  • Children's Aid Organisations
  • Shelters
  • Emergency Services
  • Homecare / Health Care
  • Newcomer Services
  • Animal rescue workers
  • Palliative Care
  • Pastoral Care
  • Victims' Services
  • Foster Care
  • Corrections
  • Day Care
  • Mental Health organisations
  • Youth Services
  • Services for Seniors

Trauma includes experiencing or witnessing:
Abuse, assault, domestic violence, bullying, grief, poverty, incarceration, mental illness, genocide, political exile and homelessness.