Dan Sartor, Ph.D., NCC

Vice President of Integration & Professor of Counseling, Richmont Graduate University Atlanta

Cultivating Trauma Resilient Organizational Culture: Developing Compassion Satisfaction to Overcome Secondary Traumatic Stress and Compassion Fatigue

  • Other Session
  • October 21 2021 8:00 AM - 11:59 PM

The goal of this workshop is to promote effective and sustainable care for survivors of human trafficking by cultivating employee-focused practices for flourishing and longevity, fostering a trauma resilient organizational culture. Secondary traumatic stress and compassion fatigue will be identified, along with the negative impact of these conditions upon organizational culture, effective operations, and client care. Compassion satisfaction, a new construct in the field of traumatology, will be highlighted as a pathway to overcome compassion fatigue, promoting resilience and growth within an organization's human resources and operations. The workshop will conclude with a review of best practices for promoting an organizational culture of trauma resilience and compassion satisfaction.

Objectives from presentation:
1. Identify secondary traumatic stress (STS), compassion fatigue (CF), burnout (BO), and vicarious trauma (VT) within an organization and the cost of compassion fatigue within organizations.
2. Define trauma resilience, post traumatic growth, and compassion satisfaction.
3. Review best organizational best practices for promoting a culture of trauma resilience and compassion satisfaction.