In the field of child maltreatment, investigative, legal, medical and mental health personnel and advocates are surrounded by trauma. As professionals, we want to provide compassionate support and assistance to children and families; yet, at the same time, we know that we too have boundaries and limitations. It is our caring nature that makes us vulnerable when witnessing the pain and trauma of children and families. This workshop will address the effects of working with and responding to children who have witnessed and experienced violence, the effects of working with the people whose loved ones have been violated in the most intimate ways and methods to reduce the risks of vicarious trauma and burnout. This workshop will only be recorded and available On-Demand from August 10, 2020 until December 31, 2020.
Participants will understand the risk of vicarious trauma associated with working in the field of child maltreatment
Participants will recognize the signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma
Participants will apply methods and techniques to mitigate the effects of vicarious trauma individually, professionally and organizationally