Combating Compassion Fatigue: The Care Professional’s Resilience Program
The Care Professional’s Resilience (CCPR) Program is an evidence based combined professional development/intervention program developed specifically for care professionals to risk manage and alleviate experiences of stress, compassion fatigue (also known as Secondary Trauma), and trauma.
The interventions incorporate a combination of best practices found to risk manage and alleviate experiences of compassion fatigue and trauma across the empirical research from the early 1990’s to end 2016 with additional research to the present incorporated for currency.
The program is an applied, interactive and reflective learning program that is underpinned by the neuroscience of learning, the principles of Person-centred theory (Rogers 1902-1987) and experiential learning theory (Kolb 1984) .
The Care Professional’s Resilience Program offers a strong evidence based solution that enlivens strengths, curiosity and new capability that fosters resilience for thriving, resilient, connected and sustainable communities.
On-line, mobile learning
Experiencing fully and sustainably
Outcomes: A pilot study of the Care Professional’s Resilience Program
An analysis of the variance for the Care Professional’s Resilience Program facilitated using the Eagala model revealed the pre and post-test ProQOL, scores for Compassion Fatigue and Burnout decreased whilst Compassion Satisfaction scores increased. The Genos Emotional Intelligence analysis found a statistically significant improvement in overall emotional intelligence (p<0.05) and statistically significant improvements (p<0.05) in the emotional intelligence factors of emotion self-management, emotional expression, emotion self-control and emotion awareness of others (Black, 2016).
Feedback from Program Participants
"The program reminded me of the importance of boundaries and teamwork."
"The program was relevant both professionally and personally"
"The program is designed so well to reflect the workplace for caring professionals."
"The physical ‘out in nature experience and the opportunities to connect with self and team."
"The program helped me re-see how and why I do what I do."
"Facilitation, modelling of boundaries, environment and sharing had a very positive effect for the training."
"Increased awareness and relaxation."
"Has given me the tools for myself (self-care) and for assisting others."
"The development was excellent, very inspiring to see such a profound change in the team."
"More sessions please."