Compassion Fatigue

Compassion fatigue is a very real issue for many rehabbers. Due to the serious nature of this condition the CWR created this page to help provide resources and help for rehabbers. In addition, most compassion fatigue courses offered online are accepted as CE for CWR renewal. If you ever feel you need immediate help, please contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or if you are outside of the USA, click the link below for a list of phone numbers for many different countries.

Compassion Fatigue Resources

Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project

Wildlife Center of Virginia Articles and Information

Compassion Fatigue Resources for Animal Activists

Psychology Today: Empathy Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Article

Nautilus Blog on Empathy Burnout

Animal Reiki Source Article

NWRA Nonhuman-Animal Care (PDF)

National Suicide Hotline


List of International Suicide Prevention Hotlines

Compassion Fatigue Courses

Star Common Wealth Courses

Healing the Helper Course

Traumatology Institute Courses

Compassion Fatigue Resiliency & Recovery

Jessica Dolce Classes, Coaching, and More

University of Florida Courses

Compassion Fatigue Strategies

The Humane Society of the United States Courses

Vet Med Team Courses

When Caring Hurts

University of Wisconsin Courses

Recognizing and Preventing Secondary Trauma