HBHC Webinar – Managing trauma exposure and compassion fatigue in the health care professional – what works? Best practices


June 21st, 2018 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT
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Requirements: A computer with speakers (or headset) and high-speed internet are required to participate in this webinar. If speakers (or headset) are not available, a telephone would be required and a toll-free number will be provided.
Webinar Description: Compassion fatigue refers to the profound emotional and physical exhaustion that all of us can develop over time while working in health care environments: complex cases, large volume of work, chronicity, the wear and tear of the job, challenging patients and colleagues – all of these can contribute to developing compassion fatigue. 

With two decades of research proving that working in high stress, trauma-exposed professions carries elements of risk to the care provider: compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and burnout can take a cumulative tolls on us as individuals and as teams. What can professionals do to protect themselves from the difficult stories that they work with on a regular basis, limited resources and high volume of work, while still remaining effective and compassionate?

Learning Objectives

  • Key Factors that increase risks of compassion fatigue, burnout and secondary trauma
  • Early intervention strategies 
  • Workplace strategies: what works? 
Françoise Mathieu M.Ed., CCC. RP.
Co-Executive Director, TEND
Compassion Fatigue Specialist
Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
Certified Member of the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association


For content inquiries, contact:
Hiltrud Dawson, h.dawson@healthnexus.ca; 1-800-397-9567 or 416-408-2249, ext. 2250.
For technical support:
Refer to the Webinar Tips sheet http://www.beststart.org/pdf/WebinarTipSheet.pdf. If none of the tips solve your problem, contact: webinarsupport@healthnexus.ca

This webinar will be recorded.
Connection details:
Once you register, you will be sent a “ticket” through Event Brite, which will contain the connection details, also provided below.
A few minutes prior to the start of the webinar, please follow these instructions:
1)    Join the Webinar using the link on your Event Brite ticket.

Depending on your computer configuration, you may be able to hear the audio at this point through your computer speakers or headset. If that is not the case, you can call in to the teleconferencing number below (step 2).
2)    Join the teleconference using the call-in number and code on your ticket. 

Webinar June 20th, 2018: Employment, The Philosophy of Inclusion


Register now for the June 20, 2018, Employment Webcast

Join us for this free webcast titled: The Philosophy and Practice of Inclusion – A Discussion.

In this panel discussion, we bring together individuals from different backgrounds to discuss some of the philosophical and professional/practical challenges that organizations are facing for inclusion. We will look at the broader scope of inclusion, covering topics related to disability, but also age, gender and more. Specific topics include:

  • HR / management practices – hiring, compensation, training and more
  • Harassment and other forms of exclusion
  • How employers who want to be more inclusive can do it, and prove it

This webcast will be relevant to anyone who would have a role to play with inclusion in the workplace.

Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. MST
Speakers: Mike Annett, Kim Bechtel and an Employer Representative (TBD)
Register Here
Format: Moderated panel discussion 
Cost: FREE! Please share with your networks
Q&A: You can pose questions to the speakers through the live chat functionality

Speaker Bios:
Dr. Mike Annett is an Assistant Professor of Human Resources Management at MacEwan University.

Mr. Kim Bechtel is the Founder and CEO of PostWorkApps.

Mike and Kim will be joined by an employer representative (to be confirmed).

Previous webcasts are available on the CSS Learning Series website

This session is part of an ongoing series of learning webcasts for employment of persons with disabilities. The government is focused on ensuring Albertans with disabilities have access to and are supported in meaningful job opportunities that contribute to a rich and fulfilling life.

These webcasts provide a forum for open dialogue to discuss issues around employment for individuals with disabilities. These sessions are intended to spark the collective imagination of individuals, families, agencies and employers on how we can all work collaboratively to create inclusive workplaces and communities.

Webcast: Understanding Clinical pathways for Individuals with FASD and Mental Disorders/Addictions

Register now for the May 16, 2018, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Webcast

Join us for this free webcast titled: Understanding Clinical Pathways for Individuals with FASD and Mental Disorder/Addictions.

In this webinar, experts will share information from an ongoing research project investigating the clinical pathways for individuals with FASD for mental health and addictions support. They will present themes derived from qualitative data gathered through multiple focus groups.

This presentation will be of interest to professionals working in clinical roles, frontline workers, individuals with FASD, caregivers and researchers.

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 9:40 a.m. MST
Speakers: Tara Anderson and Dr. Mansfield Mela
Register Here
Format: Presenters with PowerPoint Presentation
Cost: FREE! Please share with your networks
Q&A: You can pose questions to the speakers through the live chat functionality. Remember, the live webcasts are interactive and we encourage you to participate in the question and answer portions by typing questions for speakers in the chat window, which is located below the main video panel on the webcast page.

Tara Anderson is the research coordinator of the Psycholegal and FASD Research Lab in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, at the University of Saskatchewan. She has an MSc in health psychology. Her research experience includes clinical populations, specifically vulnerable individuals with cognitive impairments, as well as extensive involvement with various FASD and mental health related research projects.

Dr. Mela is a professor and forensic psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, at the University of Saskatchewan. In addition to working at the Forensic Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic at the Royal University Hospital, he is the adult diagnostic physician at Lakeland Centre for FASD and a consulting psychiatrist at the regional psychiatric centre and the Central Urban Métis Federation clinic. He is a co-lead of the diagnostic research team for the CanFASD Research Network. His research focuses on psycholegal aspects of forensic mental health, with specific interests and expertise in FASD.

Previous webcasts are available on the CSS Learning Series Website.

The FASD Learning Series helps individuals, caregivers, front-line workers and professionals learn more about FASD, and how to support persons with FASD. The educational sessions cover a broad range of topics and are accessible to all Albertans.

Alberta’s FASD 10-Year Strategic Plan outlines the government’s commitment to provide awareness and prevention of FASD, as well as assessment, diagnosis, and support for individuals with FASD and their caregivers. All services and activities are built on a foundation of stakeholder engagement.