I know there are resources for shelter workers experiencing compassion fatigue/burnout issues. Are these applicable to foster caregivers? Are there separate resources for foster parents?
I think the same resources can be applicable to anyone involved in the rescue community, no matter their role. It stinks, but the sad fact is that you're going to see some sh....tuff and feel strong feelings at some point if you choose to interact with this community.
Plus, here's my shoutout for a newer resource on the market - I actually really liked Kitten Lady's new book (Tiny but Mighty) because it touched on a lot more than just 'how to raise kittens' and had a whole chapter on burnout and self-care!
Some things we do for our fosters:
6150 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 125Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: (925) 310-5450Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a look at the Maddie's ShopAll kinds of goodies for you and your pet.