course »Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue: Taking Care of Oneself in the Face of Pain

Date: 2/7/2018, 2:30 pm—4:30 pm
County: Alameda County
Location: Hayward
Sponsor: East Bay Agency for Children
Phone: 510-844-5370, Ext. 4135
Although not often discussed, vicarious trauma is a common result of being an open empathetic helping professional who is exposed to traumatic material while at work. This training will not only help participants understand the concept of vicarious trauma but will also raise awareness of the signs and symptoms associated with it. We will also make a distinction between vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. The training will end by discussing the importance of self care. A combination of lecture, group discussion, and experiential exercises will be used throughout the training.