Hosted by the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
This webinar will present an online expert Q&A discussion on “Addressing Vicarious Trauma for the Individual.” Vicarious trauma (VT) is related to secondary traumatic stress and can happen when a victim service provider who uses controlled empathy becomes secondarily traumatized when working with victims who are experiencing primary traumatic stress. By attempting to remain objective, a service provider’s inner sense of who they are, and their beliefs about feeling safe and trusting others, can change. From not being able to sleep to feeling overwhelmed and not being able to maintain healthy boundaries, VT symptoms negatively impact mental health. This webinar will help present information on what contributes to VT, such as professional isolation after hearing trauma‐related narratives.
Date: Wednesday, August 22
Time: 2–3 p.m. ET