A Message About Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma & Self Care

Ami Peacock, MSW, LISW-S ’93, Director of Mentor Central Ohio at Big Brothers Big Sisters in Columbus, Ohio shares a message about the importance to develop excellent self care strategies, as well as an early warning system that lets you know that you are moving into the caution zone of Compassion Fatigue. Ami has provided trainings/presentations at OSU and other non-profits on Compassion Fatigue, Stress Management and Program Development. Throughout Ami’s career, she has created bilingual outreach prevention programs for communities at agencies including Big Brothers Big Sisters, St. Vincent Family Centers and MetroHealth Cancer Center (Cleveland). She served as a hurricane relief social worker in Miami, Florida and lived in Argentina for a year teaching English to youth while doing community development work. Ami has received various awards including: Komen National Community Outreach award; American Cancer Society Hall of Fame; LEON -Working with Youth Award; National Association of Social Workers Outstanding Service Award, The Ohio State Hall of Fame Distinguished Career award.