course »Self-Care for Providers Working with Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth

Date: 12/8/2021, 9:00 am—11:00 am
County: Training Offerings
Sponsor: WestCoast Children’s Clinic
Phone: 510-269-9030
Direct care providers who serve and support commercially sexually exploited youth (CSEC) are particularly vulnerable to burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and vicarious trauma. This increased risk for unintended, “negative impacts” is due to the nature of the work, the settings in which the work takes place, and the systemic surround. All of this combines to create pressure and potentially harmful impacts for providers doing work that is already intense, trauma-exposed, and at times dangerous and isolating. For providers to serve and support CSEC with the best care possible, providers need their support and attention with regards to vicarious trauma vulnerabilities and self-care strategies. This training will explore vulnerabilities and related research findings, consider challenges, normalize potential impacts, and will provide strategies for self-care.