Navigating Vicarious Trauma

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

To register or for more information, please click here