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Free Community Workshop on Secondary Traumatic Stress

Most child-serving agencies are designed to provide services to families with multiple risk factors. Serving children and families with complex issues can be demanding, emotionally exhausting work. It is critical for supervisors and staff to understand the issue of secondary traumatic stress and its effects, including feelings of hopelessness, frustration, and job dissatisfaction.

The Understanding Secondary Traumatic Stress workshop is designed to increase participants’ awareness of secondary traumatic stress: what it is, how it affects professionals, and how to prevent it. Resources from MIECHV, Zero to Three, NCTSN, and other local area researchers and experts are utilized throughout the workshop. Combining a mixture of lecture, group discussion, table talk, individualized secondary traumatic stress screening, and self-care planning, this workshop is being offered at no cost to professionals in Durham through the READY Project.

Who  The following professionals serving children and families in Durham: Mental Health Clinicians, Mental Health Administrators, Child Welfare Professionals, Education / School Staff, Early Education Providers, Home Visitors, Community Nonprofit Staff

When  Tuesday, March 10, 2020, from 10:00-11:30am

Where  Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 927 W. Trinity Ave, Durham, NC

Trainers  Cheri Coleman, MSW, and Jan Williams, LCSW

Posted on February 4, 2020