Transforming Secondary Trauma: Providing Support When Empathy Runs Out

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90 Minutes

Originally Aired
April 19, 2022

Karen Adams
Karen Adams, MS
Training Manager, Appriss, Inc.
Cassie Drochelman
Cassie Drochelman, MEd
Training and Outreach Manager
Mary Byron Foundation

In this digital age, where mobile technology plays an omnipresent role in our lives, it is particularly important for victim service professionals to set appropriate boundaries and exercise self-care. For anyone in a helping profession, working with victims/survivors of violence can take a significant toll on their professional and personal well-being. With the added stress and anxiety of a worldwide pandemic, it’s more important than ever to find ways for service providers to take care of themselves and minimize harm, both to themselves as well as their clients.

Appriss is leading the way, by making critical local and national resources more accessible to victim service professionals as well as law enforcement through the Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) service. In this interactive session, participants will learn about the physical and emotional effects of secondary trauma, and identify self-care strategies that can help increase resilience and well-being. The session will also explore key digital resource solutions that are available to victims, as well as the professionals who serve them.


As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe secondary trauma and how it impacts practitioners.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms (both physical and emotional) of secondary trauma.
  • Explore personal resiliency strategies. 
  • Consider digital resources solutions and services for safety planning.

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