Thursday, July 7, 2022

Heal Yourself, seek help if needed. You are NOT ALONE. Understanding and Coping with Vicarious Trauma

“Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”  David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

  • You still care? 
  • You are not insensitive nor are others. 
 Trauma in any form compounds itself and our ability to cope and recover is compounded.  It takes time and many are coping with the initial shock and healing, many heal faster than others.




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Understanding and Coping with Vicarious Trauma

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Did you know that exposure to other people's pain and suffering can challenge and change us? This short video will help you learn more about the definition and common signs of vicarious trauma and how to help prevent and recover if you are impacted.   

This video was developed in collaboration with The KonTerra Group and is also available in Ukrainian, Russian, and Polish.

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"Clearly identifies causes of vicarious trauma and ways to deal with them. I will remember this video for future training for myself, my co-workers, my friends, and my family."—Jerry S.


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