Free resources to help your institution establish your own compassion fatigue resiliency program.
If you find them useful, we hope your institution will consider becoming a member of NA3RsC or donating personally to help support our continued dedication to promoting resiliency including the maintenance and revision of these materials.
Institutions play a critical role in supporting resiliency and wellness for their employees. Below are links to a series of downloadable documents that will guide you through creating and maintaining such a program for your institution. We have shared recordings of the webinars from our 2022 pilot assessment program that you can use for staff training in resiliency. Finally, we also have a printable poster and packet that you can use for your facility and staff. We want to recognize and thank the Northwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety Professional Training Opportunities Program for supporting the initial creation and evaluation of these materials.
1. The Core Components to Creating an Institutional Compassion Fatigue Resiliency Program
Start with this packet to learn a suggested timeline for starting an institutional compassion fatigue program, guidance on forming & maintaining a committee (membership, example agendas, example charters, etc.), sample budget, advice on leadership buy-in, and a manager’s role in a wellness program. You can download & edit the slide deck to garner leadership buy-in by clicking here.
2. A Manager’s Role In A Wellness Program
Distribute the above packet to managers so they can learn their special role in resiliency.
3. Compassion Fatigue Resiliency Poster
Print this poster and hang it in visible areas around your facility to demonstrate your commitment to compassion fatigue resiliency and link staff to our resource hub.
4. Webinar Series on Compassion Fatigue Resiliency
View the above webinars with your staff as part of introductory group activities. We recommend in-person group viewing to facilitate active listening and participation. These webinars were recorded in 2022 as part of our pilot. Topics include:
5. Group Activity Ideas to Support Compassion Fatigue Resiliency
Are you looking for ideas of targeted activities to do with your staff to support resiliency beyond the webinar series? This packet includes many possibilities, some that take as little as 5 minutes and others that go deeper across several hours.
Email out and print the above packet so staff can learn about compassion fatigue resiliency and self-care independently, in written form.
7. Compassion Fatigue Resiliency Survey
Use the above sample survey from the North American 3Rs Collaborative to conduct your own internal survey of your staff. If you wish to make this shorter, we suggest cutting the MNRI_HandsOn scale and choosing only one of the following (PROQOL, PSS, or CDRISC).
If you find the above resources useful, we hope you consider asking your institution to become a member or donating personally. Institutional memberships and your contributions helps us keep resources like this free and supports our continued efforts to promote compassion fatigue resiliency.
Funding for this work was supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) under Federal Training Grant T42OH008433. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of NIOSH.