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Secondary Traumatic Stress in Juvenile to Healing Wellness Courts, Schools, and Tribal Program Settings (Webinar)

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This presentation will discuss the importance of understanding, identifying and responding to the experience of Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) which we define as the emotional impact of working with those who have experienced trauma.

Content will include an overview of the difference between primary and secondary trauma and describe a three-stage process for coping with STS.

Specifically, presenters will discuss the importance of gaining knowledge about STS, how to recognize it in ourselves and ways to respond.

The presentation will conclude by offering a framework for self-care through awareness, balance and connection.

Learning objectives. At the end of this presentation, participants will understand:
1. The importance of addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress;
2. Differences between primary trauma and secondary Trauma; and
3. The three stages in the process of coping with Secondary Traumatic Stress Self-care ABCs

Facilitator: Laura Guay, MSW;Training and Technical Assistance, Mental Health Specialist
National Native Children's Trauma Center, University of Montana

Date Created: February 3, 2021