When Caring Hurts - Addressing Vicarious Trauma

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Every day across Australia, the compassion, empathy and expertise of thousands of social workers and counsellors helps people from all walks of life come to terms with personal trauma.

A new study, by UniSA‚Äôs The Australian Alliance for Social Enterprise and Centacare Catholic Family Services, identifies key measures to help community service workers minimize the effects of vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout.
Lead researcher, Dr Jonathon Louth, joins Jennie Lenman to talk about it.
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