Compassion Fatigue: Sandy Recovery Workshop (Sept 26th. RSVP ASAP!)

As we approach the 2nd anniversary of Super Storm Sandy sweeping across our shores, our community continues to be remarkable in its Resiliency and Strength. Our continued recovery and care for family, friends and City, is accompanied by the impact of both our emotional and personal investments.

Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 9.31.31 AMThe more we care and the more we help, the more we are open to feeling emotionally fatigued and burned out, two prominent aspects of Compassion Fatigue.

Compassion fatigue need not be limited to professional helpers. Any of us who are empathetic to the traumas and pain of others can experience symptoms of Compassion Fatigue.

The good news is that we can pack our own “Self-care Go Bag” and develop strategies for minimizing the impact of Compassion Fatigue. We can continue our work helping our neighbors and our City both in our present Recovery and in future events.

Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Johnson

Dr. Johnson recently completed certification as a Compassion Fatigue Therapist and Educator, joined the Green Cross Academy of Traumalogy, Dr. Johnson is a member of the Nassau County Medical Reserve Corps and is on the Board of the Long Beach Community Organizations Active in Disasters.

Friday, September 26th from 2 to 4 p.m.
Long Beach Public Library
111 W Park Ave, Long Beach, NY 11561

Please RSVP with number of attendees.

Sponsored by: Long Beach Community Organizations Active in Disasters

If you have a disability and require accommodation/s to fully participate in this activity please contact Liz Treston for information 516-304-6452.

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One thought on “Compassion Fatigue: Sandy Recovery Workshop (Sept 26th. RSVP ASAP!)”

  1. Compassion fatigue? How about exhaustion from dealing with NY Rising and getting nothing, being out of our homes for almost two years and dealing with a public and media that have moved on and forgotten us? There has been no compassion from anyone who was not affected by Sandy. I have already waited three months for National Grid to re-run the gas line to my house and am not scheduled until November! More than 60,000 people are still out of their homes due to the storm. Katrina was a bandwagon for politicos; Sandy is an albatross tossed back into the sea. Shameful behavior all around.

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