course »Evidence-Based Somatic Strategies to Prevent Vicarious Trauma for Caregivers of System Involved Youth and Families

Date: 8/12/2022, 12:30 pm—2:30 pm
County: Training Offerings
CEUs: 2
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
The effects of vicarious trauma have been shown in research to cause very harmful consequences to those experiencing them. In this 2-hour training, the presentation will include: definitions; research on how polyvagal theory can help prevent vicarious trauma; an introduction to the neuroscience of nervous system and brain chemicals; and strategies caregivers of system involved youth (who are all too often negatively affected by vicarious trauma) can implement. Participants will be guided through a sequence of learning activities to explore and understand the negative impact that vicarious trauma can have on system involved youth and families and to gain increased self-awareness in order to reduce harm in the future through nervous system regulation and self-examination of their own behavior. Learning activities will include: self-reflection, storytelling of real life examples, large group exercises, and participant question time.