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Institutional and Management Strategies for the Development of a Sustainable Compassion Fatigue Support Program
August 18, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM CT

WEB-065: These times of the COVID-19 pandemic have been stressful and emotionally draining. Many institutions got the message in March that all research would be stopped and the animal population had to be reduced. The devastation and grief have been heart-wrenching. Now more than ever, it has become evident that emotional support and wellbeing are just as important as occupational and physical health. Ms. Anneke Keizer has developed institutional strategies for the development of compassion fatigue programs following interviews with more then 600 laboratory animal caregivers, ranging from facility directors to cage wash personnel, over the past 4 years. This webinar will focus on helping institutions develop a program to strengthen the coping mechanisms of people working with laboratory animals. This often starts with a needs assessment-an opportunity for employees to discuss the underlying or unspoken issues within their facility, in order to determine and address the needs or gaps between current conditions and desired conditions. In this webinar, Anneke will discuss strategies that institutions can use to foster self-care, peer support, and support by managers and supervisors for their animal caregivers.

Audience: Animal care program directors, veterinarians, IACUC members, IACUC staff, and facility managers/supervisors.

The fee is per connection: One connection can be used for site or group training. If multiple connections are needed please place and order per connection. Discounts are available by using the Store Order Form PDF when you purchase 5 or more connections. Withing 1 to 3 business days after ordering the webinar, you will be sent an email with a link to register and view the webinar on the GoToWebinar website.

Can't watch it live? Share the presentation recording afterward with your staff. AALAS will provide the link to view the webinar recording to all registrants several days after the webinar concludes. This link can be shared with you staff for watching at any frequency, any time of day.

AALAS CEUs: You can apply for up to 1.5 CEUs for the Technician Certification Registry or CMAR recertification. Please use the forms on the AALAS website or online CEU submission.

RACE CEs: Viewers of the live event or the recording can receive RACE continuing education credits by taking a 5-question post-test on the AALAS Learning Library. A free enrollment is all that is required to access the test and to generate the RACE certificateno; no subscription is required. This program 37-42524 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 1.00 CE Credit (1.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 1.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (1.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter category of Non-Medical Program. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements. RACE does not "accredit" or "endorse" or "certify" any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program.



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Presenter: Ms. Anneke Keizer holds a Bachelor of Laboratory Animal Science degree and a Master of Business Administration (Labor Relations) degree. She is an LATG, and ILAM graduate, and a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional (CCFP). Ms. Keizer developed skills of long-term training,...
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