Month Flat Week Day
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 09, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Responding to Provider Stress and Burnout - Cultivating Hope and Compassion

February 9, 2021

1:00 - 2:30 pm MST | 2:00 - 3:30 pm CST

Providers of all occupations are experiencing increased levels of on-the-job stress as they work to respond to the many needs of the individuals they serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. Acknowledging these challenges and securing appropriate supports are crucial to promoting the well-being of all providers. This training will provide attendees with detailed information on the impact of chronic stress and compassion fatigue as well as strategies to cultivate hope, compassion, and resilience.


Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of stress.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue.
  • Identify practical strategies to cultivate hope, compassion, and resilience in the workplace.



LaVonne Fox, PhD, OTR/L.

Dr. Fox was born and raised on the Turtle Mountain Chippewa reservation. She has considerable experience working with children, youth, and young adults with mental health issues in communities. Dr. Fox is currently serving as a technical trainer for the Mountian Plains MHTTC and is the lead trainer on the tribal school's Community of Practice program serving communities across Health and Human Services (HHS) Region 8.

Thomasine Heitkamp, LCSW

Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor, Thomasine Heitkamp is the PI and Co-Director of the Mountain Plains MHTTC. She currently leads two teams of faculty and staff who provide their expertise to behavioral health practitioners to ensure positive treatment outcomes that support sustainability.