ADRIO - When Caring Hurts

ADRIO - When Caring Hurts
Full-Day Professional Development Workshop on Compassion-Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

In our work as Dispute Resolution Professionals we are faced with many challenges presented by our own workload, family responsibilities, struggles to make a living, and personal history. In our interactions with clients who are in “oceans of pain” and have traumatic stories to tell and sometimes live out before our eyes, we are faced with risk of developing negative effects arising from exposure to others’ pain and trauma. We are faced with moral and ethical dilemmas and often work with colleagues who are cynical and burned-out.  All of this will impact our mood, energy levels, ability to be present to our family and friends, and may also interfere with the quality of our work and our health.

Many of us are not equipped to deal with the traumatic nature of some of the work we do. How can we make this work? Can we find ways to thrive in such a challenging environment? Come to our workshop “When Caring Hurts” and find out.


Joan Cass, MSW, RSW, Q.Med

Angela Bradley, B.SC, J.D.

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Where: ADRIO Office, 234 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 405, Toronto, Ontario

When: September 13, 2018, 9:00AM – 5:00PM


-          Early bird Member: $195

-          Member regular: $245

-          Non-member: $300

-          Early bird deadline: August 31, 2018

* +HST on all rates. Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend, your registration is fully transferable to another person in your organization. If you must cancel, notice must be received in writing. All refund requests received on or prior to August 23 2018 will receive a refund less a 20% administrative fee; those received on or before August 30 2018 will receive a refund less 50%. No refunds after August 30 2018. Sessions, speakers and times are subject to change. Registrations are tentative until September 6, 2018. Should ADRIO need to cancel this event, you will receive a full refund.



Once your registration is accepted and payment is processed, the refund policy above will apply in all circumstances.

13/09/2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
ADRIO Offices 405-234 Eglinton Avenue East Toronto, ON M4P 1K5

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