course »Vicarious Trauma and Self Care for Direct Service Providers: Supporting Youth Involved in Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Date: 3/13/2023, 11:00 am—12:30 pm
County: -Training Offerings
Sponsor: WestCoast Children’s Clinic
Phone: 510-269-9030
Direct care providers, caregivers, and child welfare workers who serve and support commercially sexually exploited youth (CSEC) are particularly vulnerable to burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and vicarious trauma. This vulnerability can result in feelings of pressure and potentially harmful impacts for providers doing work that is already intense, trauma-exposed, and at times, dangerous and isolating. In order to serve and support sexually exploited youth with the best care possible, providers need support for vicarious trauma vulnerabilities and self-care strategies. This training utilizes didactic lecture, reflection and activities to explore vulnerabilities and related research findings, consider challenges, normalize potential impacts, and will provide strategies for self-care.