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.
Bristor-Wilson says compassion fatigue is a major problem that confronts doctors, other clinic and hospital workers as well as first responders.
She saysdoctors, counselors, police and others that suffer from compassion fatigue often aren't aware of what's happening.
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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