The concept of ‘vicarious trauma’ is used to describe the emotional and psychological impact of working in the human services. Those who have chosen careers that require them to care about the plight of others often endure a significant impact on their own emotional health. However few of us have had the opportunity to learn about these complex processes, to reflect on our own personal experiences of caring, and, most importantly, to learn and implement strategies which allow us to practice our unique profession in ways which are safe, sustainable, and which celebrate the privilege of helping others. This workshop is presented by Matthew J Armstrong, who has researched vicarious trauma and delivered papers on the topic at national and international conferences.
Who should attend? Workers in human services who regularly assist adults, children or young people who experience trauma. Includes strategies for child protection and family welfare workers, teachers, foster carers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups, private practitioners, and administrative staff.
Date: Thursday, 24th May – 9.30am to 4.00pm
Cost: $253 per person