Strategies for Resilience
Credit Hours (CEC)
In-person events follow local guidelines for gathering. This workshop will transition to a virtual event should COVID restrictions limit in-person gatherings. Please call CTRI before booking flight/hotel room.
This workshop is being run in partnership with the Northern Institute of Social Justice and Yukon University.
- Describe the process of vicarious impact on a helper from working with trauma
- Distinguish between the concepts of secondary stress, vicarious trauma, and vicarious resilience
- Identify key vulnerabilities and strengths in one’s own practice as a helper
- List strategies for the transformation of vicarious impact into resilience
Method of Delivery
Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, delivered electronically.
Some of the Topics Included
- Signs of Vicarious Trauma
- Anchor Points that Keep You Solid and Steady
- Empathy – A Vicarious Experience
- Building Self-Awareness of the Impact of Working with Trauma
- External Factors Impacting the Effects of Trauma Work
- Individual Factors Impacting the Effects of Trauma Work
- Recognize the Sound and Feel of Your Alarm
- Strategies for Building Empathic Resilience
- Practicing Vicarious Resilience
- Building a Personalized Plan
This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, and anyone working in the helping profession.
Trainer: Sarah Cloutier
Sarah holds a Master of Social Work degree and is a Registered Social Worker. She has experience working in the areas of mental health, harm reduction, and sexual health, as well as health education and adult education. In addition to training with CTRI, Sarah works as a Clinical Counsellor and has a private practice where she supports individuals and couples. In her practice, she is passionate about empowering clients to reach their wellness goals and fuel their inner spark. Sarah strives to promote equality and diversity in her work and in her personal life. As a trainer, she believes in creating safe, open-minded spaces that encourage participants to learn and grow. Read blogs written by Sarah here.