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Protecting Against Vicarious Trauma: Tools and Strategies for Providers Working with Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Trafficking

Event Date
Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 03:00PM

The repeated exposure of service providers to the distress and suffering of immigrants and other survivors including indirect exposure to graphic details or imagery of survivors’ traumatic experiences, can lead to empathic distress and other trauma and stress related responses. Faculty will delineate the broad array of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes that accompany these reactions and the neurobiological underpinnings that link them to changes in sleep, mood, concentration, planning and decision-making, memory, motivation and energy levels, and can lead to feelings of numbness, difficulty experiencing positive emotions, cynicism and reckless or self-defeating behaviors. The webinar will include empirically and neurobiologically informed strategies to cultivate resilience among those who serve survivors including increasing capacity for self-regulation and learning skills to strengthen mindful awareness, compassion, and grounding. Combined, these tools can help protect against empathic distress and vicarious trauma and promote wellbeing.

Event Contact Information

Event Contact Name
National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project