Caring Safely® was founded in 2015 by Charlene Richard, a clinical social worker in Calgary, Alberta. Charlene had been provided live individual and workplace training on compassion fatigue resiliency since 2008. She created the Caring Safely® online training program to leverage the power of technology to bring this information to individuals and organizations around the world.
The online training program was launched in 2016 and has provided training to hundreds of helping professionals around the world. The Caring Safely® program offers two tracks. Track #1 The Personal Program is for individuals who want to learn how to build compassion fatigue resiliency in themselves. Track #2 The Professional Program is for individuals who want to learn how to build compassion fatigue resiliency in themselves and who want to develop and deliver compassion fatigue education to help others build compassion fatigue resiliency.
Caring Safely® also offers other online and live trainings on various topics including; trauma informed care, coping strategies for anxiety, coping strategies for depression and mindfulness meditation.
Charlene is a Registered Clinical Social Worker in Calgary, Alberta, with specializations in addictions, mental health and compassion fatigue. She is the founder of Caring Safely® a certified educational institute in Canada providing education and training to individuals and organizations.
Charlene is a subject matter expert in Trauma Informed Practice with Bow Valley College and a sessional instructor with the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. In 2015, she published a book titled 20 Quick Strategies to Help Patients and Clients Manage Stress.
In 2018, Charlene became a finalist in two categories of the Stevie® Awards, Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Canada and Female Solo Entrepreneur for her work with Caring Safely®.