Evidence-informed approaches to reduce compassion fatigue and promote wellness among child and youth mental health service providers
This report and accompanying documents provide a summary of research related to the issue of burnout or compassion fatigue among child and youth mental health care providers, along with evidence-informed practices to address these issues. In part one, we define the key concepts and information related to the issue of burnout and compassion fatigue including a focus on prevalence, risk and protective factors and the impact at multiple levels (transactional, inter-professional, inter-personal, organizational, and systems). In the second part, we summarize evidence-informed interventions and existing models and frameworks that address these issues. There are two accompanying documents to the larger report: 1) a table summarizing findings from a review of evidence-informed interventions for burnout and compassion fatigue, and 2) an annotated bibliography summarizing organizational-level models and frameworks to reduce burnout and increase wellness in employees.