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Caring too much can hurt. When caregivers focus on others without practicing self-care, destructive behaviors can surface. Apathy, isolation, bottled up emotions and substance abuse head a long list of symptoms associated with the secondary traumatic stress disorder now labeled: Compassion Fatigue

While the effects of Compassion Fatigue can cause pain and suffering, learning to recognize and manage its symptoms is the first step toward healing. The Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project© is dedicated to educating caregivers about authentic, sustainable self-care and aiding organizations in their goal of providing healthy, compassionate care to those whom they serve.


This site has numerous resources we have found for caregivers working in many professions. The Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project© also offers original training materials, workbooks, and texts through our parent organization, Healthy Caregiving LLC. Please visit the site at:


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CFAP Founder Patricia Smith recently partnered up with PetSmart Charities with a webinar series on compassion fatigue in animal caregiving during the month of October.

Read more about the webinar series here!


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CFAP Founder Patricia Smith's seminal book on recognizing Compassion Fatigue, To Weep for a Stranger, is available through Amazon. Grab a copy here!

Also available for Kindle here!





CFAP was recently listed as an Expert Resource and a Best Health Site on Theravive.com!

The CFAP Newsroom features articles and interviews written by Founder Patricia Smith or reference CFAP's ongoing mission to raise awareness and promote authentic, sustainable self care...

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With more than 20 years of training experience, CFAP Founder Patricia Smith writes, speaks and facilitates workshops in service of those who care for others.

If you're interested in having Patricia address your organization or group, click here!

For every $1,000 we receive in donations, we are donating 50 sets of Patricia Smith's books to organizations across the nation that are in need of this vital first step toward authentic, sustainable self-care.

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CFAP Founder Patricia Smith's newest book guides readers through 50 steps to Compassion Satisfaction.

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