Portraits of Professional CAREgivers
Film & Discussion
Monday Arrival, June 3rd, 2019


FREE this is a special event viewing the day of arrival -before the conference - of the documentary film "Portraits of Professional CAREgivers"

open to the public and conference attendees. 



"A documentary film based on interviews with nurses, social workers, clinical psychologists, doctors, firefighters, and first responders who rescue, assist, and help to heal the injured and traumatized—and also tell their own remarkable and often painful stories. The film takes us on a journey into a world the public rarely sees, depicting emotional costs experienced by professional care providers and probing the emotional consequences of professional public service.

The film asks the question: How are professional caregivers and first responders affected emotionally and physically? Who helps them? Viewers discover that engaged, empathic caregiving can sometimes be an occupational hazard; we explore the painful and human sides of these professions and vulnerable responses to trauma -- Compassion Fatigue -- also known as Secondary Traumatic Stress or Vicarious Trauma. The film also addresses high levels of career satisfaction and professional meaning that caregivers experience. Ultimately, the film provides ways to cope and recover from toxic stress in the workplace."


02:00 - 4:00pm  Program Tour: By Liberation ​

03:00 pm - 06:00 pm  Conference Attendees Only!

Early Registration | Pick up your materials before the rush!

05:30 pm - 06:00 pm    Check-In & Arrival for the Film Begins

06:00 pm - 07:30 pm    Community Film  -  Learn More About the Series

07:30 pm - 8:30 pm      Discussion






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