It takes courage to help child and adult victims of sexual abuse, assist survivors of acts of terrorism and mass violence, fight fires that may have taken people's lives, or respond to shootings and other crime scenes. It also takes commitment to do this work in spite of the personal, physical, emotional, and mental impact it can have. This session will focus on how OVC’s Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT) can help organizations to:
- Conduct an assessment of your agency's current capacity as a vicarious trauma-informed organization.
- Bring leadership and staff together to review your existing capacity, identify gaps, and prioritize needs.
- Locate resources and tools in the VTT and Compendium of Resources to help meet your identified needs.
- Develop a comprehensive plan to become a vicarious trauma-informed organization that addresses exposure to single incidents of crime or violence and acts of mass violence and terrorism.