Self-Care and Vicarious Trauma Training

Self-Care and Vicarious Trauma Training

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£35 – £65

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Self-Care and Vicarious Trauma Training

About this event

Survivors’ Network is the Rape Crisis centre for Sussex, supporting survivors of sexual violence and abuse in Brighton and Hove and across Sussex. This training has been developed by the Survivors' Network team.

About this course

This training day has been designed to develop participants’ knowledge and understanding of vicarious trauma, secondary trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout. We will explore the signs and symptom of each and the impact they can have on us as individuals, as well as on our work and workplace. We will discuss the benefits of self-care; the barriers to self-care; the various forms self-care might take. Participants will have the opportunity to learn stress management techniques and develop their own personal self-care kit.

Learning Objectives

• Gain a basic understanding of the impact of trauma on our brain

• Understand the signs and causes of vicarious trauma, secondary trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout

• Learn about the importance of boundaries

• Explore a variety of self-care and resilience building tools and techniques

• Develop a personal self-care plan to use in your daily home and work life

Who is the course for?

The course is for anyone wanting to learn how those in helping roles might experience compassion fatigue or vicarious trauma and how to start considering managing the impact of stress using self-care strategies. This may include frontline staff or volunteers, healthcare professionals, social workers, teacher and school staff, family workers, benefit, welfare and housing staff, youth workers, education staff, therapists, managers and those supporting staff, counsellors and people working in the voluntary sector.

Sign-ups to this training will close at 5pm the day before.

Terms of booking

• You will receive the Zoom Link in your booking confirmation email

• Attendees must be over 18yrs old unless specifically stated as young people’s training

• Cancellations made 14 days before the course date will receive a refund (minus the Eventbrite fees)

• Cancellations made after this date will receive a 50% refund (minus the Eventbrite fees)

• Refunds will not be given for non-attendance or cancellations less than 24 hours before the start of the course

• Courses may be cancelled by Survivors’ Network and a full refund will be given

Please note: course content references sexual violence and trauma which may be distressing or triggering for some people. Although we aim to ensure that all participants are fully supported throughout the session, please be mindful of this when signing up. We encourage individuals to ensure the course is suitable for them before signing up. If you are impacted by any of the content in the session, you can call our helpline on 01273 720 110 or Samaritans on 116 123.

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