Combating Compassion Fatigue


The time has come for us to acknowledge that we need to take care of ourselves. Those of us in the nonprofit sector give our time, our energy, and our hearts to helping those in need. However, when you give all of yourself to others, who takes care of you?

Compassion Fatigue is “a state experienced by those caring for and helping people or animals in distress; it is an extreme state of tension and preoccupation with the suffering of those being helped to the degree that it can create a secondary traumatic stress for the helper."

We're bringing you a mental-health-focused workshop led by psychiatrist Dr. Wendy Khentigan, which will tackle this crucial and often overlooked occupational hazard in the nonprofit sector. Those who attend will learn to define compassion fatigue, recognize symptoms, identify who is at risk, and take steps to help those suffering (especially themselves). Participants will have the opportunity to take a self-assessment, reflect and connect with the positive aspects of their work, and create a self-care plan during the session.

FREE for YNPN members and $10 for non-members. If you aren't a member yet, consider upgrading your ticket for $15 more to become a YNPN member for a year! Click here to make your payment


About the Speaker
wendy-khentigan.jpgWendy A. Khentigan, M.D. is a psychiatrist in private practice since 1994. She graduated from New York Medical College and completed her residency in psychiatry at the University of California San Diego. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has spoken on the topic of Compassion Fatigue at Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Business of Saving Lives conference and has led workshops on understanding, recognizing, and addressing compassion fatigue. Dr. Khentigan devotes her free time serving as a Board member for the Foundation for Animal Care and Education.

November 08, 2017 at 6:00pm - 8pm
IsaBella Artisan Pizzeria & Craft Beer Garden
4015 Avati Dr
San Diego, CA 92117
United States
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Alyssa Gutner-Davis & Brooke Haggerty ·
Avon Kendrick Katie Sedivec Courtney Wigner Erica Snyder Melanie Mijares Mary Sparks Rebecca Miranda Blake Arata Linnea Lagerstrom Raed Wehbe Larry Tran Bogdan Matuszynski Nicole Koch Brooke Haggerty

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