Secondary & Vicarious Trauma
This course has been designed for practitioners working directly with adults or children/young people who disclose life experiences that can often be traumatic.
The course will be delivered over 2 x three hour sessions and will provide an insight into the psychological effects of working/listening to life stories and experiences of traumatised people or children and provide a range of strategies to look after your own (physical and mental) health and wellbeing.
-Define what is meant by secondary and vicarious trauma stress
-Explore compassion fatigue and burnout for practitioners working with children and young people
-Identify UK statistics of practitioners experiencing secondary trauma stress
-Explore the importance of empathy when working with adults, children and young people disclosing traumatic experiences
-Explore the impact of secondary trauma upon the emotional and mental health of practitioners working with adults, children and young people
-List individual reactions of secondary trauma stress
-Identify defence mechanisms and psychological reactions to secondary trauma stress whilst working with adults, children and young people
-Introduce a tool kit to build resilience
-Discuss the importance of supervision and debriefing sessions
All participants will receive a PDF certificate of attendance as evidence of their learning.
This course is organised by UNISON Cymru Wales and is funded by the Wales Union Learning Fund (WULF). To attend this course, you must be living/working in Wales and be employed in the health/social care sector.
- Date: 29 September 2020  - 30 September 2020
- Time: 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm