Caregiver Trauma & Resilience: Tips to Keep Caring

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Compassionate and empathic people often lean toward caregiving roles. But these same traits that make for great caregivers of children who come from hard places also leave you vulnerable to experiencing secondary trauma and trauma of your own. This tip sheet includes tips for recognizing the signs of burn-out or fatigue, strategies for resilience, how to ask for help, and resources to help you to keep caring.

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Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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