Thoughts About Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

Vicarious trauma (compassion fatigue, secondary PTSD, or countertransference) is a big deal. I think as CASA volunteers we are all too aware of this—we see members of our interdisciplinary teams dealing with its reality every day: department workers overloaded with cases; agency workers, foster parents, friends and family constantly dealing… Read more

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What is Child Abuse Prevention?

The Department of Health and Human Services recently published its 2015 Prevention Resource Guide: Making Meaningful Connections. The guide is meant to help service-providers understand the best approaches to child abuse prevention. It begins with an explanation of what child welfare professionals call “protective factors,” which are the opposite of… Read more

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