Tips For Healthcare Professionals: Coping with Stress and Compassion Fatigue
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
This tipsheet from SAMHSA defines compassion fatigue, provides signs and symptoms, and discusses prevention techniques. Though designed for the healthcare felt, these wellness strategies are easily applicable to crime victim advocates. These wellness strategies include maintenance of physical health, strengthening social connections, and activities to help advocates relax, process, and reconnect. This resource also provides tips for managers, advice on when to seek professional support, and additional resources.