KANSAS CITY, Mo.
- Jan. 5, 2021
-- Kansas City author, Michelle Graff, has written a timely book to address the compassion fatigue experienced by those dedicated to serving others. Ms. Graff is the owner of Cultivating Human Resiliency, a business focused on providing training and consultation to human service organizations and helping the helping professional.
The past year has made us all a little more aware of the heavy burden placed on frontline workers, such as nurses, social workers, and therapists, who work with people who have experienced trauma. Chronic exposure to stress and trauma takes its toll. Helping professionals can begin to experience a myriad of symptoms including feeling depleted of compassion. The Compassion Fatigued Organization: Restoring Compassion to Helping Professionals,
released November 2020,
offers insight into the phenomenon as well as a path towards building resiliency. It is written for the helping professional but acknowledges that compassion fatigue is not just a problem of the individual. Organizations, too, are impacted by secondary trauma.
"When I began writing this book over a year ago," says the author, "I had no idea what we would be facing in 2020 and how timely the book release would be."The Compassion Fatigued Organization: Restoring Compassion to Helping Professionals
is available for purchase on Amazon.com. in paperback or kindle.https://www.amazon.com/Compassion-Fatigued-Organization-Restoring-Professionals-ebook/dp/B08LN1G7FR