Friday, September 26th from 2 to 4 p.m.
Long Beach Public Library
111 W Park Ave, Long Beach, NY 11561
Long Beach Community Organizations Active in Disasters (LBCOAD)
As we approach the 2nd anniversary of Super Storm Sandy sweeping across our shores, our community continues to be remarkable in its Resiliency and Strength. Our continued recovery and care for family, friends and City, is accompanied by the impact of both our emotional and personal investments.
The more we care and the more we help, the more we are open to feeling emotionally fatigued and burned out, two prominent aspects of Compassion Fatigue.
Compassion fatigue need not be limited to professional helpers. Any of us who are empathetic to the traumas and pain of others can experience symptoms of Compassion Fatigue.
The good news is that we can pack our own “Self-care Go Bag” and develop strategies for minimizing the impact of Compassion Fatigue. We can continue our work helping our neighbors and our City both in our present Recovery and in future events.
If you have a disability and require accommodation/s to fully participate in this activity please contact Liz Treston for information 516-304-6452.
Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Johnson
Dr. Johnson recently completed certification as a Compassion Fatigue Therapist and Educator, joined the Green Cross Academy of Traumalogy, Dr. Johnson is a member of the Nassau County Medical Reserve Corps and is on the Board of the Long Beach Community Organizations Active in Disasters.