Working with Trauma: Understanding Vicarious Trauma, Vicarious Resilience, and the Importance of Self-Care

Trauma affects everyone it touches. Working with trauma survivors and ongoing exposure to traumatic material puts professionals and their supervisors at risk for secondary traumatic stress (vicarious trauma), burnout and compassion fatigue. These are serious occupational hazards that can increase liability and compromise effectiveness with clients as well as the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of the professional. This webinar provides professionals with easy to use, valid and reliable tools for assessing and identifying the signs of vicarious trauma and burnout in their staff and in themselves. The importance of self-care and its relationship with best practice and professional ethics are examined. A variety of physical, emotional, spiritual and recreational self-care techniques that prevent and/or reverse compassion fatigue and burnout are presented and practiced. Participants will leave the webinar with a toolkit of quick, easy and free tools for self-care. [Required for Trauma Response & Crisis Intervention Certificate. Previous title: Self Care in Trauma Work]

This webinar does not have any offerings for this semester.