What You Will Learn

Working day-to-day with students can be overwhelming. As educators deal with the pressures of their own jobs (tight schedules, unrealistic expectations, lack of support, lack of positive feedback), while also helping students cope with the impact of traumatic situations, the psychological load can become unbearable. Without realizing it, educators may start feeling resentful, detached and exhausted -- symptoms of a unique kind of burnout called ‘compassion fatigue.”

This 90-minute webinar with Kim Johancen, LCP, will provide information regarding risk factors for burnout and compassion fatigue for educators who are on the front line with students. She will discuss critical components for a “Psychological First Aid Toolkit" that includes strategies and interventions to amplify resiliency for the individual and for the team.  

Ms. Johancen will offer teachers, counselors, social workers, nurses, administrators, etc. an in-depth look at both prevention and intervention strategies. Attendees will learn about the differences between compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.  Ms. Johancen will also address specific challenges teams may face when one or more members experience either compassion fatigue or vicarious trauma and how specific policies and procedures may help prevent burnout. Participants will receive a roadmap to build strengths and increase resiliency through specific activities.

Attendees will:

  • Discover skills and strategies to increase resiliency
  • Learn the 4 Shields needed to protect resiliency:
    • Awareness
    • Acknowledgement
    • Acceptance
    • Affinity
  • Understand the spectrum of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
  • Master strategies that can reduce trauma impact on a team
  • Discover best practices that attendees may utilize to reduce trauma impact and foster team resiliency


  • Teachers
  • School Counselors
  • Social Workers (All Levels)
  • Special Education Personnel
  • Intervention Specialists
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses

You Will Also Receive

The $49 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant the afternoon prior to the webinar.

Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Kim Johancen, LPC progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.

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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
Unlimited Access CD
The pre-recorded webinar on CD will be shipped to you for unlimited viewing.

In order to be eligible for group discounts, we must receive ALL registrations at the SAME time.

RECORDED: Single-Use Version
Grade Levels: K-12

Grade Levels: K-12

You will receive a confirmation email. A link to the webinar will be sent separately. Simply click the link at the scheduled time and follow the instructions.

Kim Johancen, LPC
About the Presenter

Kim Johancen is a licensed professional counselor with over twenty years of experience working with clients who have experienced trauma. Her career includes working with adolescent and adult survivors dealing with complicated grief and loss - including sexual trauma, relationship loss, individuals and families who have been impacted by suicide, and clients struggling with self-injury. In addition to seeing adolescents, adults, and families, Kim also has experience facilitating both small and large groups including crisis debriefings at local agencies in Durango, Colorado where she resided until recently. Kim has been invited to present at numerous conferences and seminars both locally and nationally and has presented her work on self-injury at Harvard University and her work with suicidal patients at Stony Brook University in New York. In addition to her clinical work Kim has also been asked to contribute a chapter to Matthew Selekman's Adolescent and Young Adult Self-Harming Treatment Manual and has published over nine articles with the American Counseling Association. Kim currently has a column on the ACA website and continues to offer both counseling and consultation services to various agencies both nationally and locally.