Mental health of private sponsors

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: