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Resources for Compassion Fatigue

There are a number of different resources you can access on Compassion Fatigue.  As a Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist, I have compiled a list of resources to assist you as you understand and address compassion fatigue in your life, or in the life of someone you know.


As part of my services, I offer three seminars that deal with issues surrounding Compassion Fatigue. Each seminar can be customized to suit your needs. Click one of the following links to learn more about each seminar:

Articles on Compassion Fatigue

There are many other experts who have written about Compassion Fatigue. I have included a list of these, along with a couple of my own published articles, for people such as yourself to explore and learn more about how to understand, manage and safe guard against Compassion Fatigue.

Web Resources

The Internet has numerous pages of information on Compassion Fatigue.  I have selected a few that I believe will benefit you as you look for more information on this topic.

Other Books on Compassion Fatigue

Following this link will provide you with links to other books that deal with the topic of Compassion Fatigue.  The books selected have been written by experts in this field.

“Chris Marchand has provided a vocabulary and conceptual framework for those of us in care giving contexts to give expression to the common professional hazards of compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress syndrome. Through Chris's work we were able to distinguish compassion fatigue from professional burnout, and begin the journey toward healthy practices. Every care giver would benefit from Chris's seminar.”

Lloyd Letkeman
Regional Mobilizer – Central Canada
MeMennonite Brethren Mission and Service International

“Dr. Marchand’s workshop is insightful and applicable for anyone involved in a care giving role – counselors, social workers, clergy, health care professionals, teachers.  Dr. Marchand not only engages the audience, but also provides a framework for understanding the specific experience of Compassion Fatigue, which can be commonly misidentified as burnout.”

Rachel French, B.S.W., R.S.W.
Social Worker
Pembina Place Mennonite Personal Care Home
Winnipeg, Manitoba

“Care for the care giver!  This workshop alerted me to an often overlooked necessity - initiating a debriefing with a fellow professional or volunteer after they’ve been rocked by their experience of supporting someone traumatized by abuse, fear or a fatality (whether an immediate experience or the painful disclosure of a past trauma).  Vital insights for anyone supervising those engaged in compassion ministries.”

David Dickey, M. Div.
Adult Ministries Pastor, and Stephen Ministries Supervisor
Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church
Steinbach, Manitoba

“The information shared by Dr. Chris Marchand on Compassion Fatigue and it's influence on Christian workers was very helpful to me.  Anyone involved in Caring Ministry needs to see this material for their own health and the health of their ministry.”

Holly Hovestol, M.A. Christian Ministries
Chaplain and Director of Worship and Arts
Oak Hills Christian College
Bemidji, Minnesota