Compassion Fatigue Training

San Antonio Mennonite Church
1443 S. St. Mary’s
San Antonio, TX
August 30, 2013 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Course Instructor: Dr. Michael Lindquist

  • Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator
  • Member: Green Cross Academy of Traumatology
  • Doctorate in Practical Ministry
  • 35 years in faith-based practice; Ordained Minister
  • Author, Investor, Philanthropist


Objective: To provide each participant with the knowledge and skills necessary to reduce the secondary impact of stress resulting from working with high-needs or traumatized people. To provide organizations with the tools to prevent high personnel attrition rates and statistically higher employee sickness due to stress, lack of self-care and emotional distress.

Course Goal: To enable participants to effectively focus on their current self-care status, building a commitment to wellness and the motivation to fundamentally transform his or her work/life style. This transformation includes but is not limited to teaching effective compassion stress management methods. This course is a designed for those looking to understand the concept of Compassion Fatigue, burnout and self-care. This seminar creates a knowledge-base essential to distinguish the risks and resiliency factors when caring for people in a professional capacity.

Who should attend this Compassion Fatigue Training? Any career personnel that deals with trauma, emergencies, crises, and providing assistance to other people.  Some professions which are statistically at high risk for Compassion Fatigue and Burn-out: Mental Health Professionals, Nursing Home/Hospice Workers, Social Workers, Family Therapists; Case-Managers, Clinical Supervisors, Direct-care Staff, Chaplains, Ministers, Victim Assistance Coordinators, Child-care Personnel, School Counselors, Teachers, School Administrators...

When: Friday, Aug 30
Where: San Antonio Mennonite Church, 1443 S. St. Mary’s St (next to Brackenridge HS)
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $10 suggested donation. Give more if you can, less if you need to. Don’t let the cost stop you from joining us.  Please make all checks out to the Martinez Street Women’s Center (fiscal agent for this project) or you can pay online via Pay Pal (make sure to indicate this is for the “Aug. 30 CFAR Training”) at

For more information, contact Don Arispe at or 210 219-8257

Sponsored by CFAR—The Center for Formative Action and Reflection: A holistic wellness center for, by and with community workers, leaders and builders in San Antonio.