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Workshops help helpers gain victory over their vicarious traumatization and burn-out symptoms. Workshops also teach basic skills and provide tools for people working with traumatized people and trauma groups. Workshops can either be organized on-site, to support helpers in the midst of their trauma work, or afterwards, to help them to debrief their experiences.
The aim of the training modules is to equip first responders to prevent PTSD and vicarious traumatization. The course introduces the concepts of vicarious traumatization, compassion fatique, PTSD, burn-out, and self-care.
Refugee Trauma Training modules equip volunteers and mental health professionals working with traumatized refugees. The course introduces the basics of refugee experience, refugee trauma/PTSD symptoms/implications, story-telling and creative arts therapy techniques, and self-care implications of helpers. All 8 modules can be taught in 4 days workshop or separately, based on the participants’/organizations’ needs.
What's Happening Now
The Canadian province of Ontario has passed legislation that will create a presumption that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosed in first responders is work-related. Evidence has shown that first responders are at least twice as likely compared to the general population to suffer from PTSD, due to the risk of frequent exposure to traumatic stress.
News Release The Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence at Wilfrid Laurier University is offering a new continuing education workshop, Refugee Trauma 101, from April 8 – 10 at the Waterloo campus. Refugee Trauma 101 is a two-day workshop designed for volunteers and mental health professionals working with refugees. Course […]
This 18-hour, continuing education course for volunteers and mental health professionals working with refugees introduces the refugee trauma experience to enhance resilience and self-healing. The course also covers the self-care of helpers, and includes lectures, discussions and experiential workshops.