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Supporting the supporter: vicarious trauma and support needs

Thursday 21 September 2017, 2pm - 3.30pm GMT, online.

It is essential that bereavement professionals and support workers are able to identify early warning signs of vicarious trauma.

Led by academics and expert practitioners, this essential webinar will cover both best practice guidance on developing support networks that allow care givers to avoid vicarious trauma, and signs, symptoms and assessments for measuring the condition. Crucially, speakers will also consider methods and case studies, featuring organisations that are able to support those who are experiencing trauma

Topics covered will include:

  • An overview of the effects of vicarious trauma, and common symptoms that support workers may experience
  • Best practice guidance in supporting those who are experiencing vicarious trauma, and advice on developing networks to prevent the condition from occurring
  • Sign posting to a range of organisations that are able to support and advise those suffering from the symptoms of vicarious trauma.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Keren Cohen, Head of Therapies and Senior Lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Who should attend:

This vital, free of charge webinar is an essential event for any professionals who are at risk of developing vicarious trauma. It is particularly useful for any practitioners working in a counselling, or helpline role, but is an essential event for all Police Family Liaison Officers, emergency service workers, counsellors and therapists.

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