Secondary Trauma is the effect of witnessing and/or hearing about traumatic events; a side effect or result of seeing or hearing about acts of cruelty or suffering.
Secondary trauma is a real and constant danger to first responders and causes permanent and often profound change in workers.
By the completion of training, the participants are able to define and identify secondary trauma and risk factors; describe the mind-body connection to secondary trauma in work and life; complete a variety of assessment tools; and practice, reflect upon and develop coping skills to build resiliency for self and peer support. This is accomplished through course content that includes: challenges and barriers members face; alternatives to unhealthy coping; and review of techniques to more effectively cope with work and life as first responders.
Lunch is included with registration. Class size limited to 30 students.