Sonoma County Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

MCAH is Grateful for all the healing work done by our partners in the clinics, the birth center, the hospitals, and the home visiting teams.

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As you express gratitude and thanks this season, please remember to include yourself.

Your clients,

your co-workers,

and your community

appreciate you.

Thank You Sonoma County Healing Community

Your work makes a difference

As Always, Together We Rise


Take the ProQOL assessment

I recently completed the Professional Quality of Life Scale (ProQOL). This tool is the most commonly used well-being assessment for persons working in the helping professions. The scale measures compassion satisfaction, burnout, and compassion fatigue.


Like most clinicians, nurses, CPSP staff, and CPHW's, I love my work and take pride every day in my ability to make a positive difference in my community. The ProQOL assessment clearly showed I am compassionately engaged in my work and not suffering from burnout- however, I was surprised to find that I do have signs of something called Secondary Traumatic Stress, as a matter of fact my score was twice normal.

Secondary Traumatic Stress is what can happen to us when we listen to the stories of the traumatic events experienced by the people we serve.

Secondary Traumatic Stress is treatable and maybe even preventable.

San the QR code below for a pocket card:

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