Compassion Fatigue:

ProQOL Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Compassion Satisfaction Assessment: http://www.proqol.org

Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project: http://www.compassionfatigue.org/index.html

 Jessica Dolce’s website: http://jessicadolce.com

Help for the Helper: The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma by Babette Rothschild

Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others by Larua van Dernoot Lipsky with Connie Burk

When Helping Hurts: Compassion Fatigue in the Veterinary Profession by Kathleen Ayl, PsyD


Mindfulness & Self-Compassion:

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: http://www.mindfullivingprograms.com/whatMBSR.php

MBSR program in Chicago: http://www.theinsightcenter.com/mbsr.html

Self-Compassion Assessment and Resources: http://self-compassion.org/test-how-self-compassionate-you-are/


Finding support:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Website: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Finding a therapist: 
https://therapists.psychologytoday.com
http://openpathcollective.org


Understanding animal behavior:

FetchFind Behavior Fundamentals Course

Chicagoland Veterinary Behavior Consultants website

Dr. Sophia Yin’s website and books

“Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals” by Temple Grandin & Catherine Johnson

“Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones” by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, edited by Debra F. Horowitz DVM, DACVB and John Ciribassi DVM, DACVB with Steve Dale.

Julie Hecht’s blog, Dog Spies

“Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know” by Alexandra Horowitz

“For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend” by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D. 


Finding help for your pet

Explanation of certifications

Explanation of dog training terms

Questions to ask when interviewing a potential trainer

Information on Veterinary Behaviorists

Information on Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists

VetVine


Pet Loss and Grief:

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement: http://www.aplb.org

Rainbow Bridge: https://www.rainbowsbridge.com

Pet Loss Resources (by state): http://www.pet-loss.net/resources/IL.shtml

For more resources specific to the loss of a pet with behavior problems, go here to the Pets with Behavior Problems page.


Living with a pet with behavior problems:

To find more resources to support you as you live with, love, or say goodbye to a pet with behavior problems, go to this page.