WHAT IS COMPASSION RESILIENCE?
Compassion resilience is for the helping professionals and caregivers who want to be stigma free and compassionate but often are overwhelmed with their efforts and do not realize the toll it takes on them and their ability to be compassionate to those they serve. The Wisconsin Initiative for Stigma Elimination (WISE) and Rogers InHealth developed compassion resilience toolkits that are informed by lived experience as well as research related to resilience, secondary traumatization, positive psychology, mindfulness, and compassion fatigue. These sector-specific toolkits are meant to provide resources to build the capacity of helping professionals, caregivers, and the systems in which they serve. Community Children's Center staff was trained in facilitating these toolkits in partnership with WISE and RogersInHealth.