Posts Tagged compassion fatigue

We Are All in This Together: The Value of Dialogue in a Challenging Field

We Are All in This Together: The Value of Dialogue in a Challenging Field

“Why did you go into this work?” As part of a training on compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma, my co-presenters and I begin every session with this question. Responses vary slightly but are always connected to a desire to advocate for, empower, and help vulnerable children and families and to work for positive social change on a larger scale. This question is like an anchor for everything else we discuss and explore, namely that the reality of our work is

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Lessons from the Cheap Seats

Lessons from the Cheap Seats

It’s not every day you get to sit in the nosebleed section and scarf down a ballpark hot dog with University of Michigan Law Professor and lifelong child advocate Don Duquette. It’s even rarer when you do all that and the Colorado Rockies actually score some runs. But that’s exactly the kind of thing that happens at the NACC Conference each and every year. I’ll go a bit further: sitting in those same seats enjoying the cool mountain air, late

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