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Resources, Information and Tools for Helping the Helpers (RITHH)
For those helping professionals who wish to prevent or manage compassion fatigue, exposure to burnout and stress, vicarious traumatisation or secondary traumatic stress (STS). Mental health professionals cannot afford to ignore the risks of compassion fatigue
 
 

Compassion Fatigue
A Power Point Presentation, which provides with a solid overview on Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, psychological problems helpers in disaster might face as a consequence. Discussion of strategies and tools (f.e. debriefing, and other interventions) to maintain strength and resources in the helpers. - Univ. of Missouri/Columbia, Husain and Anderson.


 

Compassion Fatigue: An Introduction
A clinical overview on Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Traumatic Stress.  Charles Figley Ph.D., Florida State University.


 

Resources for Survivors and Caregivers
The organization “Gift from Within” is a non-profit organization, dedicated to help those who suffer of PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals.


 

Helping the Helpers
Very short abstract with the important topics what helpers have to consider when coping with disaster. – NC State University


 

When Helping Hurts
Overview on the psychological consequences helpers in disaster are suffering of. – Frank Ochberg, M.D.


 

The Importance of Helping the Helper
The article provides with an overview over the problems and psychological consequences helpers are facing, by taking care of clients in very difficult and almost catastrophic situations, with focus on social workers in Child Welfare. – Roger Friedman, in Trauma and Child Welfare, 2002.


Centre for Humanitarian Psychology
Via training and information targets this organization to stabilize psychosocial skills for “more efficient aid workers”. Some information is free, some (f.e. e-learning) has to be purchased

 


 

Gift from Within
The organization “Gift from Within” is an online, non-profit organization, dedicated to help those who suffer of PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. Founded by a non-clinician, supported and carried also by clinicians.


Green Cross
The Green Cross is an international, humanitarian assistance organization, non-profit corporation comprised of trained traumatologists and compassion fatigue service providers. The organization is oriented to helping people in crisis following traumatic events.


Managing stress in humanitarian workers
The organization provides here with some “guidelines for good practice”, with 8 principles defining how the helpers should be guided and supported. 


 

HHRI - Helping the helpers As for local helpers, there may often not be any support or resources at all to deal with this.


Helping The Helpers: Tips to Avoid Burnout Reaction and to Remain Professionnally Affective. Phillip D. Jaffe. 


Psychological First Aid - Trainer Manual
This represents an manual to help professional health workers to set up a workshop to help helpers with psychological problems after disaster. - University of Nebraska, policy center


Managing stress in humanitarian workers
The organization provides here with some “guidelines for good practice”, with 8 principles defining how the helpers should be guided and supported. – Antares Foundation 2008


Professional Quality of Life Test
This test (version 5, aug 2009) provides with material to estimate the impact, the possible burnout or compassion fatigue in the helpers in disaster. – Professional Quality of Life/ Beth Hudnall Stamm et al. 2010.


General Caregiver resources:

Behavioral HealthCare Journal

www.bhcjournal.com


Caregiver Wellness Compassion Fatigue and Chronic Sorrow Workshops
PO Box 44062 Burnaby, BC V5B 4Y2

(604) 297-0609
www.caregiverwellness.ca


Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project
www.compassionfatigue.org
patricia@compassionfatigue.org


Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project, Australia Malcolm Lindridge, Licensed Associate 61 7 3200 5611
dlindrindge@bigpond.com


Compassion Unlimited
3205 South Gate Circle #21
Sarasota, Fl 34239 (941) 720-0143
(941) 827-9459 (fax)
www.compassionunlimited.com


Gift From Within
16 Cobb Hill Rd. Camden, ME 04843

(207) 236-8858 (207) 236-2818 (fax)
www.giftfromwithin.org


Healthy Caregiving, LLC
Patricia Smith, Founder

www.healthycaregiving.com


Kind Ethics www.kindethics.com

The Mesothelioma Center


Traumatic Stress Institute/Center for Adult & Adolescent Psychotherapy, LLC
Trauma Research, Education, & Training Institute, Inc. 22 Morgan Farms Drive
South Windsor, CT 06074

(860) 644-2541  www.tsicaap.com



 Mindful Schools
Christina Guerra, Training Coordinator
1944 Embarcadero East
Oakland, CA 94606  (510) 535-6746
http://mindfulschools.org/training/


NurseFit (303) 904-9803 www.nursefit.com


Online LPT to RN http://onlinelpntorn.org/


Professional Quality of Life
PO Box 4362 Pocatello, ID 83205-4362
(208) 282-4436 http://www.proqol.org


The Courage Expert
Sandra Ford Walston (303) 696-1010
www.sandrawalston.com


Workshops for Helping Professions
837 Princess St.  Suite 300
Kingston, On. K7L 1G8

(613) 547-3247 (613) 547-0655 (fax)
http://www.compassionfatigue.ca


Animal Caregiver resources:

American Humane
Protecting Children & Animals since 1877
63 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112-5117

(303) 792-9900 www.americanhumane.org


Trauma/Stress Caregiver resources

Green Cross Academy of Traumatology
Mary Schoenfeldt, President
PO Box 171 Hugo, MN 55038

(651) 312-1799 www.greencross.org


Sidran Institute
Traumatic Stress Education & Advocacy
200 E. Joppa Road, Suite 207
Towson, MD 21286  (410) 825-8888  (410) 337-0747 www.sidran.org
sidran@sidran.org



Humane Society University (online and onsite training programs)
Makeda Crane, Workshop Coordinator
700 Professional Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(866) 481-6912
www.humanesocietyu.org


InterFace Veterinary HR Systems, LLC
Katherine Dobbs, RVT CVPM PHR
3825 E. Calumet St.
Suite 400-187 Appleton, WI 54915

(920) 450-1982
www.interfacevethr.com


Vet Tech
www.vettech.org


Family Caregiver resources

American Red Cross Family Caregiving Program  National Headquarters
2025 E. St NW Washington DC 20006

(202) 303-4498 www.redcross.org


Military Family Network

http://militaryfamilynetwork.org


National Family Caregiving Association (NFCA)  10400 Connecticut Avenue Suite 500 Kensington, MD 20985

(301) 942-6430 (301) 942-2302 (fax)
www.thefamilycaregiver.org
www.nfcacares.org


National Alliance for Caregiving
4720 Montgomery Lane
5th Floor Bethesda, MD 20814

(301) 718-8444 info@caregiving.org


Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
Georgia Southwestern State University
800 GSW Drive Americus, Georgia 31709

(229) 928-1234   (229) 931-2663
www.rosalynncarter.org www.rci.gsw.edu


Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project. To promote an awareness and understanding of Compassion Fatigue and its effect on caregivers.http://www.com

passionfatigue.org