Vicarious Trauma

Trauma has been described as experiences that overwhelm the ordinary human responses to life and can arise from single or repeated events that are physically or emotionally harmful.

What about when trauma is transferred through empathetic engagement? Research highlights that vicarious trauma can be as significant and debilitating as struggling with trauma. With this in mind, how do we utilise trauma informed care principles to look after ourselves and draw upon our strengths to support our recovery?

This online webinar will explore the signs and symptoms of Vicarious Trauma and explore self-care strategies to manage trauma responses and to maintain our well-being.

Student learning outcomes:
• Increased understanding of Vicarious Trauma and its impacts
• Increased understanding of the Principles of Trauma Informed Care to support recovery
• Increased ability to recognise signs and symptoms of Vicarious Trauma
• Explore self-care strategies and strengths approach to manage trauma responses

Eligibility: For people with a mental ill health lived experience, carers or service providers who reside or work within South Western Sydney.

When: Tuesday 4th August
Time: 12:30pm to 2:30pm

To Register: