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Managing Vicarious Trauma

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  • 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.

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Venue: Lismore Gateway Hotel, 99 Ballina Road, Lismore

Date/Time: Full day | Fri 30 Aug 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (7.5hrs)

Cost : $330

Event Organiser: Blue Knot Foundation

Contact: Lilly Wetherspoon

Phone: (02) 8920 3611

Email: Click here


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flags We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we live and work, the Bundjalung, Arakwal, Yaegl, Gumbaynggirr, Githabul, Dunghutti and Birpai Nations, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future.