Perhaps you have never heard the phrase, but you have felt it! There are many helpful definitions for Compassion Fatigue, but perhaps the simplest is when you’re “Tired from caring; tired of caring.”
Watch the Upside Down Virtual Gathering on the topic of Compassion Fatigue facilitated by Kareem Goubran (MSW, MDiv, Adult Minister at Graffiti in Manhattan).
For more information about Compassion Fatigue visit www.compassionfatigue.org or explore the resources provided below.
Source: B. Hudnall Stamm, 2009-2012. Professional Quality of Life: Compassion Satisfaction and Fatigue Version 5 (ProQOL). www.proqol.org
Source: Chris Marchand, “An Investigation of the Influence of Compassion Fatigue due to Secondary Traumatic Stress on the Canadian Youth Worker” (D. Min. diss., Providence Seminary, 2007), 13