Managing Wellbeing and Recognising Vicarious Trauma

Duration: One Day Training

This training program explores the nature, dynamics and risks of vicarious trauma and supports you to stay healthy and safe in your work.

This training, informed by current research, will provide you with the knowledge, skills and tools to better recognise the early signs of various stress outcomes. It offers a range of organisational, interpersonal and personal strategies to address the risks of Vicarious Trauma and its impacts, and foster possibilities for post-traumatic growth and vicarious resilience.

By participating in this professional development training, learners will:

  • Define Vicarious Trauma and distinguish from other stress outcomes, identify risk factors
  • Understand vicarious resilience, empathy and compassion
  • Discuss the role of organisations, trauma-informed supervision and self-care in managing vicarious trauma

Who should attend?

It is appropriate for all workers who work with trauma clients and/or are exposed to traumatic material such as people’s trauma stories, reports with trauma content, reading material, legal reports, compensation claims, visual trauma material and media content.

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“My knowledge of VT has grown immensely from this training. I am thankful that I have been able to complete this so early in my career at P&P. I feel confident in identifying the signs of VT, burn out, compassion fatigue and PTSD in myself and others and feel equipped in assisting them and myself to seek help and identify my comfort zone and how to return to it when elevated in to hyper arousal or hypo arousal.”

Kate, Community Corrections Ipswich

“Probably the most useful training I’ve ever gone to. Now above ‘Dealing with Difficult Conversations’. I wish this training had been available 2 years into this job (11 years now).”

Probation Services Officer, Corrective Services

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