This six-hour workshop addresses the personal impact that interacting with children and their families who suffer or have suffered from traumatic stress has on mental health professionals and others. Child welfare workers, mental health professionals, school counselors, spiritual counselors and other professionals are provided with an overview of the personal “cost of caring.” Practical advice and easily implemented strategies to prevent and treat the effects of vicarious traumatization are presented. The workshop explores the similarities and differences between counter transference, vicarious trauma, secondary trauma and burnout. Boundaries, self-care and the concept of “vicarious resilience” are presented in order to help participants reduce their risk of vicarious traumatization.
To learn more about scheduling a personalized training session, please send an email to TraumaticStressTraining@KennedyKrieger.org or call 443-923-5971. We can also be reached by fax at 443-923-5906