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Compassion Fatigue & Self-Care

June 26 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This two hour training will address stress management and strategies to counterbalance the work-life environment for service professionals.

TITLE: V-STEP WEBINAR: Compassion Fatigue & Self Care: Techniques to Counterbalance the Intensity of Your Work and Facilitate Resilience

Maximum participants: 30

TRAINER: Heather L. Pfeifer, PhD, VASIII 410-837-5292 or hpfeifer@ubalt.edu

Training Contact: Anne Litecky, VASIII, Program Coordinator, 410-837-5055, alitecky@ubalt.edu

Location: Zoom Webinar


Working with victims of crime can be both one of the most rewarding and challenging careers. It is rewarding because one has the opportunity to help others when they are most vulnerable. However, it can also be very challenging because one will be exposed to other people’s pain and suffering on a regular basis. Over time, such exposure can take a significant physical, emotional, and psychological toll on an individual. How can one process all of the trauma one is going to be exposed to but not allow it to disrupt one’s personal and professional life? This workshop provides an overview of how to monitor the emotional stress, and possible physical and behavioral health conditions, that many professionals may experience as the result of exposure to secondary and vicarious trauma; and, will provide a variety of resources and strategies they can use to assist in managing their stress and to facilitate resilience.


RVAAM selected curriculum has been approved for specific professions (e.g. social work, law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole) Participants will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and are welcome to ask for academic credits. All participants will receive a Certificate of Training (1 credit per hour).

2020 V-STEP: Regional Victim Services Advanced Trainings are held in 5 regional locations across Maryland. Please contact Anne Litecky, V-STEP Program Coordinator for information or to schedule a training at your agency or organization.


Roper Victim Assistance Academy