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Addressing Indirect Trauma by Caring for the Caregivers

Sat, 05 Oct 2019
8:00 a.m. –  4:30 p.m. EST

Case Western Reserve University’s Tinkham Veale Ballroom
11038 Bellflower Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106

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The Center on Trauma and Adversity will host the 2nd Annual Expanding the Toolkit: Trauma-Informed Practice Institute on October 5, 2019 at Case Western Reserve University’s Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom.

The focus of this year’s institute is on indirect trauma with keynote speakers:

  • Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others.
  • Nkem Ndefo, Founder of Lumos Transforms and creator of The Resilience Toolkit

Given the complex needs and demanding conditions of working with people who have experienced trauma and adversity, helping professionals often experience persistent, cumulative stress. If left unrecognized and unmanaged, practitioners are at increased risk for acquiring indirect traumatic stress symptoms such as severe exhaustion, isolation, reduced capacity to connect with others and burnout. It is important for those in helping positions to learn to recognize the signs of indirect trauma and associated syndromes like secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout.

This institute will attract more than 400 helping professionals including mental health professionals (social workers, counselors), medical physicians, nurses, educators, direct service providers (child welfare, residential staff) and peer support professionals. All professions and disciplines are welcome!

The goal of this institute is to provide resources and information in order to promote a more resilient, interdisciplinary network of practitioners; enhance interprofessional collaboration and connectedness among a network of transdisciplinary professionals providing trauma-informed care; and improve the quality of care for individuals, families and communities experiencing trauma and adversity.

CEUs pending:

  • In person attendees - 7 CEUs for Counseling, Social Work, and Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Virtual attendees - 6 CEUs for Counseling, Social Work, and Marriage and Family Therapist Registration begins June 30, 2019.
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