TFA Newsletter Companion: Self-Compassion

In the Spring edition of the TFA Newsletter, we feature an article by guest writer Deirdre Staton, MSW, LCSW entitled “The Cost of Caring and How You Can Avoid Compassion Fatigue.”

Staton has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia since 1998, serving the Richmond, Charlottesville and Harrisonburg communities.

You can learn more about Staton and her work on her website,

In this newsletter companion, we feature additional content—including a self-assessment quiz and a slide deck from one of Staton’s recent presentations:


Resilience Against Compassion Fatigue Through Self-Compassion

This slide deck includes more content, like some self-compassion exercises to try, further resources and references for the benefits of self-compassion listed in the TFA Newsletter article.


Quiz: Test How Self-Compassionate You Are!

Get scores—immediately—to see how self-compassionate you are on several different scales.



TEDx Talk: The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self-Compassion by Dr. Kristin Neff