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Coalition of Caring

13th Annual Caregiver’s Conference

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Courtyard Marriot,

Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH


Dr. Donna McCarten White


“Caregiver Compassion Fatigue:

Building Resilience As We Care For Others”



Keynote Dr. Donna McCarten White is the statewide Chairperson of the Massachusetts Nurses Association Addictions Council, and oversees the Peer Assistant Program for professionals seeking help in recovery.  She is certified by the Green Cross Foundation as an educator and therapist in Compassion Fatigue and is a specialist in Addictive Disorders, Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Traumatization in Healthcare Professionals.  


She has lectured nationwide at many facilities and agencies and is a recognized leader in the field of Addictions, Impaired Practice, Family Care, Peer Assistance, as well as Healthcare Professional Stress.


Dr. McCarten White will present how the process of caring for others can have a potential toll on the caregiver.  She will illuminate the stressors that impact our own lives and often lay the groundwork for the quiet suffering of Compassion Stress and resultant Fatigue.


She will identify common stressors that impact daily lives of caregivers while caring for others.  This presentation will be interactive and will encourage storytelling and sharing.


In addition she will identify basic and identifiable methodologies to promote Wellness, Recovery and a renewed sense of identity as a caring person who places self care as a primary strategy.