Vicarious Trauma and Building Resiliency

Dealing with the trauma of others, especially children, on a regular basis is noble, necessary, important work. It is also hard work that is in itself traumatic. In order to support practitioners, we offer trainings to build resiliency and avoid burnout.

Available to other service providers and professionals, this training can be offered in either a 3 or 5.5 hour session. The objectives of this training are to assess the impact of vicarious trauma on yourself and your collegues; review strategies that can help strengthen service providers and professionals in their workplace to foster resiliency; and to build a "vicarious trauma" toolkit for your workplace.

For more information, or to schedule a training, please contact Samantha Staelens, Clinical Director, 413-772-9069 or