Vicarious Trauma Workshops at CWRU

You don't have to be at a traumatic event to be affected by it: Center on Trauma and Adversity's faculty affiliates discuss vicarious and secondary trauma

When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Mandel Community Studies Center, 11402 Bellflower Road 
Cleveland, OH 44106, room 108

Vicarious and secondary trauma is the indirect emotional duress that results when an individual hears about the trauma experiences of another or sees content or images of traumatic experiences through media. These experiences can give rise to significant emotional and behavioral problems that can disrupt the individual’s daily living functioning, reduce their sense of safety, and may include symptoms such as exhaustion, feeling overwhelmed, isolated and disconnected.

The Center on Trauma and Adversity faculty affiliates will discuss what vicarious and secondary trauma are, signs and symptoms of when you may be experiencing vicarious and secondary trauma, and how to address vicarious and secondary trauma through self-care practices.