Reply to "Vicarious Trauma/Secondary Trauma/Compassion Fatigue"

I like many of the responses and resources that have been given.  In trainings and in discussions, I tend to give some simple distinctions that people can remember and take with them:  

Burnout is physical and mental exhaustion.

Compassion fatigue is emotional exhaustion - not having the capacity to care for and empathize with someone

Vicarious/Secondary Trauma results in a compromise in one's sense of safety.

Sometimes, long clinically-based definitions - though good for guiding discussion and practice decisions -  don't easily create good transfer of learning

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