The following workshops introduce the topic of vicarious trauma and examine how it impacts helpers personally, professionally, and organizationally. Individuals can explore their personal experience, establish relevant interventions, and build relationships with other professionals around this issue.
Workshops are always tailored to meet organizational and individual needs.
The first workshop teaches about what Vicarious Trauma is how to identify it, work with it and prevent it. It is a basic course that is experiential and educational. Participants will understand the significance of self-care in their work and leave with skills and ideas about how to work with their personal and professional needs.
Workshop Two works with primarily self-care tools that treat Vicarious Trauma. It is a two day experiential workshop that is a good follow up to the basic course. It assists individuals in developing skills and a self-care plan that helps prevent and mitigate the effects of Vicarious Trauma. Skills drawn from recent evidence based material on treating trauma; regulation and stabilization are used as the basis for the material taught in this course. This course can be tailored to the needs of specific groups and cultures.
Workshop Three is a workshop that assists professionals in developing peer support groups as a way of processing and preventing vicariously traumatic material that the professional is regularly exposed to. The focus of this workshop is to experience, learn and develop group process materials for the purpose of creating their own vicarious trauma support group within the agency, community or program the professional is working in. In this workshop, professionals will have the experience of being in a small vicarious trauma support group, learn helpful process tools and to develop a structure for group implementation.