From live webinars to recorded team trainings, The Compassion in Balance Program offers a variety of ways to address the complex stress of working in animal sheltering.
Animal sheltering is a field with its own unique challenges. This program is specifically tailored to animal welfare organizations and offers a variety of educational tools that apply to your workplace.
Your entire staff, no matter how large, is welcome to join the program. Each employee will have their own log-in and can access the program from anywhere in the world.
Developing new skills and reducing the impact of complex-stress in trauma-exposed workplaces takes time. You'll have ongoing monthly support from Jessica for an entire year to help you implement changes.
You know your staff needs help coping with the emotional stress of the job.
You want to create a more resilient organization, so you can keep making an impact for animals.
But you don't know where to start.
The Compassion in Balance Program can help.
"After taking many compassion fatigue related training sessions I can say after all this time yours has provided me with the most valuable skills that has allowed me to continue my career in animal welfare for the last six years."
You have employees who are having a hard time managing their stress and emotions. You're seeing lots of inappropriate outbursts, complaining, gossip, and negativity between coworkers.
You have a high turnover rate, workers' compensation claims are increasing, staff call out sick often, and when they do come into work they're apathetic and not completing their work tasks.
Your staff is struggling to stay engaged and energized. They feel like they're not making a difference, despite how hard they're working. You can see they're feeling worn out physically, emotionally, and mentally.
Which one of those sounds familiar?
All of these scenarios impact your organization's ability to achieve your life-saving mission. The good news is, whether you're experiencing this now or want to take steps to avoid this happening in the future, I can help you figure out the solution.
"I have been working in the animal world for 15 years, the last 8 as a vet tech, and more and more I was feeling bogged down and suffocating with no way of getting out from under it. This class helped me in ways I didn’t know I needed or could be helped. It really made me aware of my body and what it was trying to tell me and how to deal with the emotions and feelings in a constructive way. "
Front line employees are energized and optimistic about their work. They're less reactive now that they understand how their work affects them and how to regulate their stress, so they respond more calmly to difficult situations.
Your staff understands why and how to take care of themselves. Your organization supports their efforts by incorporating staff wellness into policies and practices. Lunch breaks and vacations are taken (without guilt!) and people feel restored.
Conversations between coworkers are more constructive. People know they are appreciated for their contributions and feel safe talking with their supervisors about their challenges. Your retention rate keeps increasing and morale is high.
Your staff knows how to monitor themselves for compassion fatigue and when to access professional mental health help. Your managers feel more competent talking with their staff when they see them struggling and stressed.
Leadership is clear on the organizational efforts needed to support staff and, through ongoing efforts, continues to become a more trauma-informed, resilient, and effective organization.
It's a new day.
We'll get on the phone for about 30 minutes. On that call, we'll evaluate any or all of the three things mentioned above.
We'll look at the solutions that fit your current needs, so you know what to do when we get off the phone.
But before you book the call, you should know that The Compassion in Balance Program is NOT for every shelter.
"Your class has helped me tremendously. I was on the verge of quitting mid to end of last year and I feel like I’m finally in a better place now. We’ve had compassion fatigue training before, but none of it really focused on working with animals and it didn’t really make sense. You’ve bridged the gap for me and I truly appreciate it!"
"The modules were animal shelter specific and the instructor truly understands the needs of our staff. We thought it was very effective...The course helps us to have better conversations with staff and make effective referrals to our employee assistance program and other resources."
Head over to my calendar, pick a time that works for you, and fill out a quick form. I just need to know a little bit more about your organization to make our time together most effective.
So if you feel like this is the right opportunity for your organization, click below, book a time, fill out an application, and let's talk.
Jessica Dolce, MS, Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator.
I’ve worked with over a thousand animal care and welfare employees through my courses and coaching. This is serious business and you need support. I'm all in.