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Clark Atlanta University(CAU)


School of Social Work

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This study examines the impact of self-care on compassion fatigue and retention of Black social service professionals. The goal of this research was to identify the relationship between self-care and its impact on compassion fatigue and retention. The research explored personal and organizational factors that play a role in compassion fatigue and retention. There were thirty-five social service professionals that participated in the survey that was comprised of three scales. Relationships were found in regards to increasing self-care and decreasing compassion fatigue, and a relationship of increasing self-care and increasing retention. The research examined the theoretical framework of the Afrocentric perspective and how it can be utilized to promote self-care in Black social service professionals.

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