Kelly and Michele O’Donnell also recently shared with us a 30-item assessment tool originally developed by Dr. Beth Stamm. The latest version is in eight languages and is available online for free. It looks at two broad areas in one’s work: compassion satisfaction (positive: the pleasure you derive from being able to do your work well) and compassion fatigue (negative: the emotional responses you experience related to burnout and exposure to primary/secondary trauma). See the tool at…

http://www.proqol.org/ProQol_Test.html

They also mentioned three assessment tools from The Headington Institute relevant for mission/aid workers. These tools provide quick estimates of your levels of stress, burnout, and self-care/lifestyle balance. (We’re indebted to you for your help, Kelly and Michele!)

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