The ABCs of Compassion Resilience

Chronic stress due to COVID, the “great resignation,” natural disasters, and more, combined with the empathy for animals and people, have created the conditions for high levels of burnout and empathic distress (aka compassion fatigue) in animal welfare work.

GoodPup wants to help our valued shelter and rescue partners with our webinar led by Jessica Dolce , MS CCFE, a Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator (full bio below). Participants will learn a number of simple, effective practices that can help them to better care for themselves and their staff, so that they can keep making an impact for animals during this challenging time.

Featured Speaker:
Jessica Dolce, MS CCFE, is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator, receiving her training from TEND Academy. Jessica brings twenty years of experience working with and for companion animals to her workshops, coaching, and The Compassion in Balance Program, her online educational platform. Jessica is an instructor with The Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida and has worked with organizations such as the ASPCA, HSUS, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Best Friends, and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She holds a Master of Science in Adult and Higher Education degree and certificates in mental health first aid, mindfulness facilitation, and positive psychology coaching. You can learn more at
The GoodPup Webinar Series focuses on dog behavior topics designed specifically to help anyone who works at rescues and shelters.
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