Has your work changed?
Is there more stress and uncertainty in your job than there used to be?
57% of Canadians report high levels of stress
1/3 Canadians put work first and let it interfere with family
(Duxbury & Higgins, 2012)
In 1991, according to the Duxbury study on work-life balance, 46% of Canadians reported being satisfied with life. In 2012, it has plummeted to 23%. As many of you know first-hand, the recent economic downturn has led to significant budgetary compressions in the public purse. As a result, many of us working in the helping fields and in the civil service have experienced massive changes: layoffs, reorganizations, job abolitions, changes in mandate, elevated conflict and a lot of uncertainty and fear of what is yet to come. Over the past ten years, I have crisscrossed the country many times to offer compassion fatigue training in nearly every province and territory. During my workshops, I get to meet with public sector employees, health care workers and other helping professionals as well as with management and human resources. Lately, I have been hearing the same words from nearly everyone I meet: “change”, “stress”, “conflict”, “uncertainty” and “overload”.
Is this true for you as well?
Here are the presentation slides from the November 8-9 Vicarious Trauma conference in Los Angeles, as promised. Please consider joining our mailing list to receive notices of upcoming events.
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Here is the amazing lineup for the June 12-13, 2012 Compassion Fatigue Conference which will be held in Kingston, Ontario. I am thrilled to be able to bring together such a talented and diverse group of presenters. Take a look below – your biggest challenge will be deciding which workshops to attend! Please don’t delay in signing up, though – last year, this was a sold out event. Click here for registration information.
Public Service Announcement:
National Victims of Crime Awareness Week 2012
“Moving Forward” Witnessing Victims’ Resistance to Violence with Dr Allan Wade, Ph.D.
April 24-25th, Roblin, On.
Cost: $55.00 per person (lunch included)
2 day workshop in Response Based Training: This workshop will present current research on violence, trauma, language and social responses in cases of violence. Participants will learn gentle, straightforward and effective interviewing skills for honouring victims’ responses and resistance to violence, identifying offenders’ pre-existing ability to act respectfully, and promoting positive social responses.
Included in the two days are 2 Keynote Speakers:
Tuesday April 24th: Donna French – Personal Story
Wednesday April 25th: Yvonne Harvey – “Stop Blaming the Victim” – The Impact of Murder on the Family Unit
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m
Location: Roblin Wesleyn Church
3100 County Rd 41
Sponsors: Lennox & Addington Domestic Violence Community Coordinating Committee & Policy Centre for Victim Issues- Department of Justice Canada
For more information contact: Trish Reid @ 613-354-8937 x 117
Walking the Walk: Creative tools for transforming compassion fatigue with Françoise Mathieu, February 23, 2012 9:00-4:00. The Westin, downtown Halifax.
If you are a Halifax resident, please consider coming to this one day compassion fatigue workshop. This event is being sponsored by Connections Halifax.Early bird rate $120.00 (before Feb 14) and regular rate $150.00 To download a registration form, please click here.
With Françoise Mathieu
Sponsored by the Hincks Dellcrest Centre
Montreal, February 7th 2012, McGill Faculty Club and Conference Centre, 3450 McTavish Street, Montreal.
February 5, 2012 update: please note the Montreal Workshop scheduled for Feb 7th has been postponed to the Fall. The date will be set shortly
Toronto, March 29, 2012, Oakham House, Ryerson University. 63 Gould Street, Toronto.
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