Vicarious trauma is the result of what can happen to individuals or teams while providing services to survivors of trafficking and other high-trauma environments. It can present in a variety of symptoms and doesn’t affect everyone the same. It occurs from being repeatedly exposed to other’s trauma.
It is easy to get lost in our passions to help, serve, support and advocate. However, without the proper balance our efforts can have negative consequences for our personal lives and the quality of services we’re able to provide.
This presentation will cover what vicarious trauma is and how it shows up, how to prevent it on an individual level, and the responsibility organizations have to mitigate it’s effects on their employees.
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