Everyone, at one time or another, working in animal sheltering or rescue, has experienced some degree of compassion fatigue –
“is a state experienced by those helping people or animals in distress; it is an extreme state of tension and preoccupation with the suffering of those being helped to the degree that it can create a secondary traumatic stress for the helper.” Dr. Charles Figley.
We hope the following information will benefit those suffering.
Patricia Smith, founder of the Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project. She has also partnered with PetSmart Charities to provide a series of webinars.
Ruth Kalter, Psy.D.
Lauren Glickman, Foray Consulting – has worked with animal welfare organizations and is familiar with the unique issue.
Jessica Dolce – provides consulting on Compassion Fatigue for animal welfare organizations
Julie Squires, B.A., Rekindle Solutions brings a unique perspective and approach to support the sustained energy and passion of caregivers.