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Continuing Education Program Sponsored by Catholic Charities Presented by Saint Louis University School of Social Work Sandra Naeger,


Course Description Over time, being there and caring for others can build up and become more difficult to do, leading to compassion fatigue. Understanding and addressing these symptoms is essential to achieving a long and satisfying career. Key symptoms of compassion fatigue will be identified as well as learning how to minimize the impact of symptoms through self-care and monitoring its occurrence.

Date: Time:

Friday, February 7, 2014 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Registration sign-in: 8:30 a.m. Program begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.


Cardinal Ritter Senior Services Lally Room 7601 Watson Road St. Louis, MO 63119

Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize the causes of compassion fatigue 2. Explore the effects of compassion fatigue 3. Prevent and address signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue This workshop is open to all staff. Presenter Sandra Naeger, MSW, LCSW is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Saint Louis University. She teaches in the areas of intimate partner violence, diversity, human behavior, and field education. Her previous practice work includes crisis intervention, outreach, education, training, and advocacy with survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Her special interests in social work include trauma informed interventions, international social work, diversity and anti-oppression, and support and empowerment of vulnerable populations.

Please register for this training by Thursday, January 30th using the email invitation. If you have any questions or need to cancel your registration, please contact Varrietta Anthony at: or 314-932-3301. If you have any questions about other Catholic Charities Federation training, please contact Gayle Shank at: or 314-367-5500 x1116.

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion reflecting 3 hours of Continuing Education provided by Saint Louis University School of Social Work. In case of inclement weather, please contact Varrietta Anthony at (314) 932-3301.