This one-day interactive professional development training explores the nature, dynamics and risks of vicarious trauma (VT), contrasts it with burnout and compassion fatigue, and supports you to stay healthy and safe in your work with people impacted by diverse traumas.
Informed by current research, this training provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools to better recognise the early signs of VT and intervene accordingly. It equips you with a range of organisational, interpersonal and personal strategies to minimise the risks of VT and its impacts and foster possibilities for post-traumatic growth and vicarious resilience. You will also be supported to develop your own wellness assessment and plan to enhance your professional resilience.
- Demonstrate knowledge of trauma and its impacts, stress response, survivor coping strategies and possibilities for recovery
- Define and delineate vicarious trauma (VT), its development, risk and protective factors, barriers to identifying it and distinguish VT from burnout and compassion fatigue
- Evaluate the concepts of post traumatic growth and vicarious resilience
Analyse the role of organisations, quality supervision and self-care in VT risk and protection
- Conduct a wellness assessment and take home tools to create a personal wellness plan
Who should attend?
Anyone in the workplace from diverse sectors including but not limited to health, mental health, AOD community, legal, justice, domestic and family violence, child protection, emergency, disability, housing, settlement, and/or employment services.