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"Compassion Fatigue" Issue For Domestic Violence Treatment

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 15:11:40 CDT

By: Willis Kern

    Those on the front lines of domestic violence treatment are subject to themselves becoming victims. That's according to Chicago counselor Cheryl Bristor-Wilson, who spoke at a conference in Bloomington about compassion fatigue.

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     Bristor-Wilson says compassion fatigue is a major problem that confronts doctors, other clinic and hospital workers as well as first responders.

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    She saysdoctors, counselors, police and others that suffer from compassion fatigue often aren't aware of what's happening.

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    Bristor-Wilson was the keynote speaker at this year's "It's Time to Talk" conference sponsored by the Bloomington-based Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence.

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