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Practicing Compassionate Badassery: Shifting From Self-Care To We-Care

The following talk was originally presented by Jessica Dolce, MS CCFE, during an online animal welfare conference in September 2020. 

Do our humane values apply to the human beings who work in animal welfare organizations? Do our workers have the right to safety, compassion, and freedom from fear and distress on the job? If so, then its time to re-imagine and strive for radically different workplace systems. Let’s get started…

Listen to the audio:

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Download The Self-Care to We-Care Workbook from Jessica

Take the Vicarious Trauma Informed Organizational Assessment 

Watch A Paradigm Shift: Understanding Wellness in the Context of Oppression

Watch the Reflect. Refuel. Reset. Secondary Traumatic Stress Video Series from the Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center

Explore Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

Watch The Organizational Secondary Traumatic Stress Webinar from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Read White Supremacy Culture at Work or Download Diverse City’s workbook on how to address trauma at your workplace 

Search for BIPOC Mental Health Resources 


Jessica offers supportive online learning experiences for organizations through her signature offer The Compassion in Balance Program. 

She also offers support for individuals in The Compassionate Badassery Lab, a membership community, and via 1-on-1 coaching.


You’re helping animals. I’m here to help you.

I’m Jessica Dolce, a Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator, and I help shelter workers, veterinarians, ACOs, dog trainers, and other animal care folks like you to care for yourself and your teams, so that you can be well and keep making an impact!

If you’re feeling stuck when it comes to compassion fatigue or struggling to care for yourself while you care for others, I’ve got your back. 

I do this through one-on-one coaching, online classes, and my signature offers, The Compassion in Balance Program and The Compassionate Badassery Lab, a membership community. 

Questions? Contact me anytime:  [email protected]

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