Nicolet Federated Library System (NFLS) is proud to offer the Compassion Resilience Toolkit training for staff from our member libraries. This training was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS LS-249996-OLS-21) through the Wisconsin Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant program.
The Compassion Resilience Toolkit offers information, activities, and resources for leadership and staff to understand, recognize, and minimize the experience of compassion fatigue and to increase compassion resilience.
While the toolkits are labeled for schools and health and human services, youth serving agencies, municipalities, faith-based organizations and libraries have implemented the toolkits. The video below includes a few comments (starting at 4:57) on implementing the toolkit in a large library system (Appleton Public Library):
Hanna works at Rogers Behavioral Health as a training specialist. In this role, Hanna trains community partners to implement WISE (Wise Initiative for Stigma Elimination) programming, such as Compassion Resilience, Up to Me, and Safe Person. Hanna has been with Rogers for several years, first as a residential counselor and then as a behavioral specialist in the OCD and Anxiety Center children’s residential care. Hanna earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Development through Lakeland University.
Sharon M. Dossett
Senior Training Specialist
Sharon (she/her/hers) is a Senior Training Specialist with Rogers Community Learning and Engagement & WISE. She brings over 30 years of experience, 20+ in leadership, working with traditionally underserved, vulnerable populations in social service, legal, behavioral health, and community settings. Sharon is also a certified senior facilitator, professional trainer, mentor, and coach. She works locally and abroad with culturally diverse youth and adults to promote civil dialogue, self-awareness, empathy, and authentic communication for relationship ["Community"] building. Sharon has Bachelor of Science degrees in Sociology and Psychology, a Master’s degree in Social Work and an MBA.
RSVP: Please email Hannah to let her know which training you plan on attending and how many people from your library will be attending. If you need to change dates, even at the last minute, it is completely fine.