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Managing Wellbeing and Recognising Vicarious Trauma

Posted Sunday 19 September 2021 | Blue Knot Foundation

This professional development training program for health care professionals explores the nature, dynamics, and risks of vicarious trauma (VT) and supports you to stay healthy and safe in your work.

The training, informed by current research, will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and tools to better recognise the early signs of various stress outcomes. It offers a range of organisational, interpersonal, and personal strategies to address the risks of Vicarious Trauma and its impacts, and foster possibilities for post-traumatic growth and vicarious resilience.

By participating in this professional development training participants will:

  • define vicarious trauma and distinguish VT from other stress experiences
  • discuss risk and protective factors and understand vicarious resilience and compassion
  • analyse the role of organisations, trauma-informed supervision, and self-care in managing vicarious trauma.

Who should attend?
It is appropriate for all workers who work with trauma clients and/or are exposed to traumatic material such as people’s trauma stories, reports with trauma content, reading material, legal reports, compensation claims, visual trauma material, and media content.  

Last updated: Friday 23 July 2021