Domestic Abuse and Family Violence
After viewing the documentary film, Private Violence consider the personal toll this work
might have on these domestic violence advocates. We know that for those who are confronted
on a daily basis with family violence are at higher risk for experiencing psychological
difficulties like depression, substance abuse, and conflict in their own personal relationships.
This is referred to as “compassion fatigue.”
Identify at least two professional-level references or resources that target human service
workers, suggesting strategies or advice for protecting against the ill effects of compassion
fatigue. Write an essay between 350 and 500 words on advice you might offer to yourself if
you were one of the advocates portrayed in Private Violence. Be sure your references use
correct APA format.
APA Format, 514 words