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Secondary Trauma is an Occupational Hazard!!

  • Andrews University Chan Shun Hall-Whirlpool 4185 East Campus Circle Drive Berrien Springs, MI, 49103 United States (map)

Course Description:

Exposed each day to the distress of others, our second responders to tragedy—humanitarian workers, therapists, social workers, lawyers, journalists, Children’s Protective Services workers, etc.—can develop traumatic stress disorders that mimic the PTSD of their clients and patients. Researchers point out that there is really only one reliable predictor of whether or not someone will experience secondary trauma: their level of exposure to trauma. Can you avoid or decrease secondary trauma? How can you prevent it? How can supervisors help their staff when secondary trauma symptoms appear? This training will explore the varied responses to secondary trauma and how to utilize adaptive coping skills to prevent, lessen, and/or mitigate secondary trauma. This training will utilize role playing, exercises, small group discussion, and visual displays.

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CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Andrews University

Contact Information:
Shelley Kennedy