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OVC TTAC: Module 10, Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care: Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Training (SAACT) - OVC
Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Training

Training Modules

Module 10: Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care

Use this module to help participants understand the impact of compassion fatigue on advocates and the importance of self-care.

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Time Required:
1 hour

  • What is Compassion Fatigue? (10 minutes)
  • Effects of Compassion Fatigue and Related Phenomena (10 minutes)
  • Maintaining Healthy Boundaries (15 minutes)
  • Strategies for Self-Care (25 minutes)

Learning Objectives
By the end of this module, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the symptoms and effects of compassion fatigue.
  • Identify actions and behaviors that violate healthy boundaries.
  • Develop a personalized self-care plan to prevent compassion fatigue.

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Important! Read the trainer's materials available at right well before presenting the course to your audience. These materials contain preparation instructions essential to an effective training. (All other module-specific materials and tools also are available at right.)

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Create a folder for SAACT on your computer and download all the files you'll need in that folder rather than using the SAACT Web site during the training.
Module-Specific Downloads