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Compassionate Fatigue

Course Provider

The Fostering Network Wales


  • Compassion Fatigue is generally defined as a state of emotional and physical burnout combined with secondary traumatic stress. It can be exacerbated further when carers are not told about the exact abuse, trauma and neglect a particular child may have experienced, and the full spectrum of their current behaviours.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • To enhance our knowledge and understanding of attachment theory and its effect on personal and professional relationships
  • Understand the attachment pattern we may have developed and learn the possible implications for our caring relationship
  • Develop an understanding of how attachment patterns can be altered
  • Identify what co-regulation means, why it's essential, and how to apply it
  • Discuss the challenges and successful skills in applying therapeutic foster care
  • Explore how the changes to family dynamics brought about by fostering causes stress
  • Analyse factors that lead to compassion fatigue 
  • Identify critical signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue
  • Identify coping strategies that you can use to increase resiliency
  • Identify ways of maintaining positive elements of "pre-fostering life" and self-care
  • Develop ways to find support for yourself and give support to your colleague 

Dates and Times

  • 19 April 2024 10:00-12:30

There is no charge to attend these courses, however a cancellation charge may apply to non-attendance if sufficient notice is not given


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