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Free Compassion Fatigue Webinar!

Howdy! For those of you who work or volunteer with animals, I’ve got a little something that you might be interested in: a free webinar about compassion fatigue.  Here are the deetz:




Compassion Fatigue: What You Need To Know! is a FREE webinar created especially for people who work or volunteer with animals.

Join me live on Tuesday 9/15/15 at 7pm EST for a 40 minute whirlwind tour of compassion fatigue, followed by a 20 minute Q+A session.

You’ll get to see my smiling mug via a video feed and you’ll be able to hear me through your computer’s speakers. During the Q+A portion of the webinar you can communicate with me by typing into the chat box. All you need to join is your computer and an internet connection.

You can register here. Can’t make the live webinar? Register anyway and watch the recording when you have time!

As you may already know, compassion fatigue is the natural consequence of stress resulting from caring for and helping traumatized or suffering people or animals. Almost all of us who work or volunteer with animals experience compassion fatigue at some point.But hardly anyone talks about it. So even though it’s a normal reaction to the stress of our work, we think we’re the only ones who are struggling. Those of you who have been reading my blogs for a while know that I was deeply impacted by compassion fatigue. I wrote about it here. 

I’ve created this introductory webinar – a very brief tour of a very big subject – to help people who work with animals get access to the basics of compassion fatigue: what it is, what the symptoms look like, and a quick tour of what we can do about it!

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And for those of you who already know about compassion fatigue and are ready to meet this occupational hazard head-on with the help of a supportive online community, my 8 week online class, Compassion in Balance, starts 9/28. You can learn more about this totally unique class, designed specifically for people who work or volunteer with animals, on my website.

Ok, off to walk the dogs now (they don’t care about my webinars or classes at all, can you believe it?!).





  1. Tried to register for the seminar but after 4 attempts gave up. It would not recognize either of my email addresses.

    September 9, 2015
    • Hi, sorry to hear that! Close to 100 people were able to sign up yesterday, so I’m not sure what happened. If you wanted to inquire about it, here’s the tech support email for Ruzuku:

      September 10, 2015
  2. Hi Jessica, will this webinar be recorded and available to be accessed for those unable to attend tomorrow?

    September 14, 2015
    • Please disregard my question, I just read through your email and found the answer! Thanks as always for these great (and free) educational opportunities! They are wonderful resources for our humane society staff & volunteers.

      September 14, 2015
  3. Can’t believe I missed this!

    September 18, 2015

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