course »The Importance of Managing Vicarious Trauma within Efforts to Support System Involved Youth

Date: 3/23/2023, 10:00 am—4:30 pm
County: -Training Offerings
CEUs: 5.25
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
Identifying and understanding compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma, which are known as the “hazards of the trade,” is important to maintain wellness. Through this experiential training, participants will explore their own experiences with these subjects, learn ways to build resilience, and gain strategies to effectively prevent or manage them and improve outcomes for system involved youth. In this training, we will discuss strategies for reducing risk of vicarious trauma and identify tools, techniques and ways to eliminate or diminish intrusive thoughts, feelings and behaviors that impact how we support. Participants will learn how to cope with the aftermath of traumatic incidents and spot the signs of trauma. Through lecture and breakout group discussions participants will identify the difference between compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma and create action plans to counteract the effect of these experiences, to improve the effectiveness of support for system involved youth and families.