Putting Horse Power into Compassion Fatigue Recovery and Resilience

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by ASA’s Mental Health & Aging Network (MHAN)

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Includes complimentary CEUs

This webinar is based on a workshop that was presented at the 2016 Aging in America Conference.

Compassion Fatigue, also called “vicarious traumatization,” is the emotional residue or strain of exposure to working with those suffering from the consequences of traumatic events. Symptoms of stress, distress and burnout in caregivers, family members and providers can occur without those experiencing such symptoms realizing it. Socialized wild horses have been found to help recovery from such emotional stress and facilitate resiliency by empowering people and management teams to live in the present and by helping to increase coping and communication skills.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Define compassion fatigue symptoms in individuals and among employees.
  • Understand how socialized wild horses can empower groups of people to increase quality of life and resiliency.
  • List relevant tools in compassion fatigue recovery and resilience.
  • Understand holiday tips for self-care.


Rev. Blaine ScottRev. Blaine Scott is a senior care stress management guide for 350 employees and several hundred residents at assisted living and dementia care organizations in Grand Junction, Colo., presenting workshops and coaching sessions to reduce employee turnover, increase resilience and improve residents’ emotional well-being. As founding partner of Steadfast Steeds Mustang Horse Sanctuary, he and his wife, Tracy, partner with socialized wild horses to empower employee fatigue recovery.




Tom CallahanTom Callahan is a senior-living and eldercare coach, consultant and crisis manager, who uses his 15 years of eldercare facility experience with Archer Law Office to educate about and secure eldercare services for families with older loved ones in need of care.