Professional Development

Vicarious Trauma – A Spectrum of Responses

A solid understanding of vicarious trauma is important for individuals whose work involves supporting those who have experienced trauma. There is increasing evidence that providing support to others through their traumatic experiences can have a vicariously traumatic impact, but also promote vicarious resilience for the worker.

It is important to learn to recognise the signs of vicarious trauma, reduce its risks, and explore ways to manage the emotional and psychological demands of this work.

In this workshop, we will explore the impact of vicarious trauma, how it affects our personal and professional lives, and how we can effectively manage the emotional and psychological demands of this type of work.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Increased knowledge and understanding about the term vicarious trauma and vicarious resilience.
  • Increased knowledge and understanding about the risk factors associated with vicarious trauma
  • Increased focus on recognising vicarious trauma and resilience, and managing their emotional and psychological impacts in our personal and professional lives.

Facilitator

Sigrid Herring has more than 25 years’ experience developing, implementing and managing community-based services and projects for families, community groups, children and young people. Sigrid has also over 20 years’ experience training community and workforce groups in family violence, sexual violence, child protection, case management, working with adult survivors, and working with Aboriginal families and communities.

More Information

LEAD, ph (02) 9620 6172 or email info@leadpda.org.au

Code: AW2656

This event is part of the ‘Aboriginal Workforce Development Program’,a partnership between Blacktown City Council and LEAD.

 

 

Artwork by © Amy Allerton, Contemporary Aboriginal Artist of the Gamilaroi, Gumbaynggirr and Bundjalung Nations.

REPRODUCED WITH PERMISSION AND GRATITUDE.

 

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Aboriginal Workforce Development Program

Date

Tuesday 13 August 2024

Time

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

More Info

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Labels

Aboriginal Workforce Development Program

Location

LEAD Learning Centre
10/197 Prospect Highway, Seven Hills, NSW 2147

Cost

  • Non-Member: $45.00 + GST
  • Aboriginal Workers of TEI Funded Services: FREE
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