Vicarious trauma is the cumulative effect of being exposed to survivors of disasters, violence, or people who are struggling.
It is the side effect of witnessing cruelty or hearing distressing stories.
Private sponsors are vulnerable to vicarious trauma as the refugee they help often comes with a lot of baggage.
To help private sponsors cope with vicarious trauma, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar.
The following topics will be covered:
Concept of vicarious trauma
How it affects private sponsors
Ideas about how to protect oneself while helping those who have been subjected to trauma
Date: Tuesday, 29th of January, 2019
Time: 4:00 p.m to 5:30 p.m EST