Trauma Exposure Response can reduce direct service and clinical staff’s capacity to be effective, caring, engaging, hopeful and enthusiastic in the delivery of services. It is essential for staff, with support and information from their supervisors to understand and attend to the possible impact of serving individuals and families with histories of childhood abuse and adversity. This training will present strategies and tools that supervisors can use in their program settings to address and help balance the impact of vicarious traumatization and secondary trauma.
1. Define Trauma Exposure Response, Vicarious Traumatization, and Secondary Trauma
2. Describe the impact on practitioners and their work
3. Discuss supervisory strategies for preventing and addressing the impact of Trauma Exposure Response
This course is designed for direct service supervisors in behavioral health and other human services systems
To receive CEUs participants must attend the entire training, participate in activities and complete the posttest and evaluation.