Hello Parental Defenders:
Below is a link to an article recently published on the American Bar Association website regarding compassion fatigue, particularly in the realm of Child Welfare Law. We are aware of the great burden that your case loads can take on your well being. This article looks into the issue of Secondary Trauma Stress and proposes some useful tools for dealing with that stress.
The Hidden Cost of Empathy: How to Address Secondary Trauma Stress in a Child Law Office | Section of Litigation / Children's Rights Litigation | Section of Litigation