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Registration for Fall closes on September 26, 2016

– Course credit:
15 CE credits

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– Dates:
Spring/Fall semesters

The course runs from September 19-November 11 for Fall semester 2016

Learn six strategies to help you transform your experience with compassion fatigue

Compassion Fatigue Strategies is a unique online class designed to support people who work with animals. In this four module, self-paced class, you will establish a foundation of knowledge to help you better understand and transform your experience with compassion fatigue.


The course will help you recognize signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue, learn to manage your stress levels and increase your self-care practices, connect with the rewards of your work, build your resiliency, and commit to making successful changes in your life and in your organization.

This class is a personal exploration to help you build the self-awareness necessary to manage the impact of compassion fatigue. Please be aware that the class work can be emotionally challenging.

This class is not a substitution for professional mental health care. If you’re suffering from clinical depression, anxiety, or are having suicidal thoughts, please seek professional help.

By the end of class you’ll have six strategies to help you manage and transform your experience with compassion fatigue, your personal mission statement and goals to help you make lasting changes, a better understanding of yourself and how to engage in self-care that works for you, and the tools you need to be well, while you continue to do good work!

Lead Instructor

Jessica DolceJessica Dolce
Jessica Dolce is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator via the Green Cross of Traumatology, receiving her training through The Figley Institute and Tend Academy. She teaches compassion fatigue classes, both online and around the country, to help people who work with animals be well, while they do good work. With a background in communications and animal welfare, Jessica brings more than a decade of experience working with and for companion animals to her classes.Her blog, Notes from a Dog Walker, and website, Dogs In Need Of Space, provide support to dog owners and animal care professionals around the world. She is the author of The Official Guide to Living with DINOS. Jessica is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education at the University of Southern Maine.

Required Resources

No texts are required for this course. All readings and resources are contained within the online course management system.