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Event Information

The Trauma-Informed Classroom: Vicarious Trauma AKA Compassion Fatigue

Date: May 6, 2022

Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Central)

Professional development workshops are sponsored by a partnership between the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park TownshipRiveredge Hospital, and Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System.

Presenter: Demian LaPointe, MTSS Coordinator at Township High School District 214

Demian LaPointe is a seasoned educator and has worked as a teacher, school administrator, in special education and as a reading specialist for nearly 30 years.  Demian is dedicated to educating the Whole Child, focusing on the emotional and social health of youth to enhance academic capacity.  He is passionate about teaching other adults and helping professionals to care for themselves in order to best care for, teach, and support youth.

Overview: Educators and school personnel are among the ranks of helping professionals who are at risk for burnout.  This presentation will explore compassion fatigue, and the reasons why some become susceptible to this experience.  Learn strategies to combat compassion fatigue and how to care for yourself.  Attendees will learn more about Quality of Life assessments.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define compassion fatigue
  • Understand the neuroscience involved with the cost of caring
  • Understand how compassion fatigue is measured
  • Evaluate my own level of compassion fatigue
  • Recognize signs/symptoms of individuals
  • Recognize factors that make one susceptible
  • Describe strategies to mitigate
  • Implementing self-care

Registration Fee: This month we are excited to welcome Demian LaPointe as our speaker on compassion fatigue.  Demian recently participated in our 5th School-Based Mental Health RoundTable April 19th, in partnership with Cicero School District 99.  As an extension of our RoundTable events this year and focus on the intersection between mental health professionals and education professionals, we are excited for THIS MONTH ONLY to offer FREE ADMISSION to all non-CEU seeking professionals. Those wishing to obtain CEs must pay a $10 registration fee.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: The registration fee is non-refundable. The registration fee is non-refundable. Individuals who paid for but missed the workshop can use their payment as a credit towards a future Rise ‘N’ Learn, Lunch ‘N’ Learn or IDD Provider Networking Group sponsored by the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township, Riveredge Hospital and Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System.

Format:  You will receive a link to the Zoom webinar with instructions 24 hours prior to the training, if your registration fee has been paid. The email will come from or so please be sure to add these email addresses to your safe/white list or check your Junk/Spam folder if you cannot find the email in your inbox. This link includes Zoom registration, which assists with tracking attendance for the training. Once the Zoom registration is complete, you will receive an email from Zoom with a link to enter the session. 

Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 CEU’s available for LCSW, LCPC, LSW, LPC, and QIDP

  • Riveredge Hospital is a Social Work CEU Sponsor with IDFPR under license #159000731. The following Illinois credentials are eligible for CEUs under this license: LSW, LCSW, LPC, and LCPC.
  • Providers with other credentials (i.e. QIDP) are encouraged to provide presentation information to their credential authority to consider credit for attendance.
  • Attendees need to participate in at least 75% of the webinar to receive CEU credit.

Following the event, attendees will receive an email with a link to the online evaluation to complete. Evaluations open within two (2) business days post-event and remain open for seven (7) days. All attendees MUST complete the online evaluation in order to receive a CEU certificate, no exceptions. Once the evaluation response window closes, CEU certificates will be emailed. This process takes approximately 2 weeks following the event.