Date: 9/20/2017, 9:00 am—12:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
There is well documented evidence that working long term with system-involved youth can, if not addressed, contribute to the experience of vicarious trauma and organizational burnout amongst employees. This vicarious trauma, also referred to as compassion fatigue and secondary trauma can often cause high employee turn-over; a bi-product that is particularly detrimental to a population of infants, children and youth that have experienced significant disruption.