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Tips for Disaster Responders: Understanding Compassion Fatigue (English)

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This tip sheet describes compassion fatigue and its components, burnout, and secondary traumatic stress. It offers tips for coping with compassion fatigue, and it also describes compassion satisfaction and notes ways to foster compassion satisfaction among members of your response team.
This resource is also available in Spanish.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)