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Prevention of Professional Burn-out of Care Workers: Self-Care and Organizational Care

This document is a 2-day training module that is part of “Work For Care; Sexual and Domestic Violence During and After War, A Trainers’ Manual” produced by Admira Foundation.  Under circumstances of war and conflict, helping others may help to reduce our own feelings of helplessness in the face of so much suffering and destruction. What many care workers do not realise however, is the impact of their work on themselves. The suffering of clients, in combination with limited sources and possibilities to help, can be overwhelming and can cause various forms of professional stress. These forms of stress are the topic of this training module. It deals with the psychological consequences of working with survivors of violence and the way care workers respond to these consequences. The second part deals with coping strategies for care workers and the organizations they work in.

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