McLean , VA
Attain Training Facility
The Cost of Caring (Staff Registration)
Fri, May 11, 2018 8:00AM to 4:30PM (Eastern)
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Learning Objectives

•Create awareness with participants around indicators of personal compassion fatigue; and create awareness around personal measures of self-care.
•Educate participants on why and how compassion fatigue occurs mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
•Presents effective approaches and strategies for addressing compassion fatigue mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically.

Session Descriptions

MORNING SESSION The afternoon session will focus on strategies and approaches to addressing compassion fatigue. Participants will be introduced to incorporating yoga, meditation, and other mindfulness-based practices into their work and daily lives. Other practical strategies will also be discussed.
AFTERNOON SESSION The morning session will provide a basic understanding of compassion fatigue and its indicators. Participants will reflect on their own story the impact of compassion fatigue. An overview of its impact on our four domains (mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually) will be addressed.


Eileen Long-Farias

Eileen has been the Women’s Center’s Education Program Director for the past three years. Prior to joining the Women’s Center, Eileen spent 17 years at the Pentagon where she provided counseling and crisis intervention services to the primarily civilian population. In addition to working with traumatized individuals and groups, she trained and coordinated the Pentagon’s Crisis Assessment and Response Team. She also coordinated a teen program for the Foreign Service Youth Foundation for 10 years which served the mental health and support needs of internationally mobile teens upon re-establishment in the US. Eileen has also maintained a private practice in the city of Fairfax for the past 12 years where she specializes in trauma and anxiety. 

Kristen Lundquist

Kristen Lundquist is the Program Director for the Center for Women, Faith & Leadership (CWFL) at the Institute for Global Engagement in Washington, DC. Prior to her tenure at IGE, Kristen served as a consultant to numerous women's NGOs in program management, research and analysis, development and communications. In 2005 & 2010 she lived in and traveled the Middle East, examining women's roles in Christian-Muslim relations and U.S.-Middle East foreign policy. Kristen holds an M.A. in World History from Eastern Illinois University, a B.A. in Ancient History, and a B.A. in Biblical Studies with a focus on Near East Languages from Northwestern College. 

“This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886749038-9924 ) for 6.5 continuing education contact hours.”

The Women’s Center is an Approved NBCC Continuing Education Provider, ACEP N. 6868. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  The Women’s Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. LPCs will receive 6.5 continuing education hours.

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