Training: supervising the management of vicarious trauma

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Training: supervising the management of vicarious trauma

  • Educational strategies are a key for successful management of vicarious trauma;
  • Management / supervisors / team leaders and executive team members need to understand the context of vicarious traumatisation in the workplace
  • This training workshop will help develop effective strategies to increase staff participation in vicarious trauma management.

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia can provide training to management / supervisors / team leaders who have day-to-day responsibility for staff wellbeing, as well as executive team members to understand the context of vicarious traumatisation in the workplace.

Content includes:

  • Understand the construct of vicarious trauma;
  • Recognise the symptoms of vicarious trauma experienced by self and others;
  • Identify key individual management strategies;
  • Identify key organisational strategies;
  • Conceptualise wellness promotion within supervision;
  • Informal (non-clinical) monitoring of various trauma impacts in staff;
  • Managing challenging conversations around vicarious trauma;
  • Develop effective strategies to increase staff participation in vicarious trauma management;
  • Understand the role of Psychologically Safe Workplaces in the management of vicarious trauma.
Program duration Appropriate for training)Maximum participants
8 hours Supervisors and management staff (Prerequisites; understanding & responding to vicarious trauma training) 15

All vicarious trauma management training programs are audited regularly to ensure the information provided is evidence-based and current.

Programs can be tailored based on the needs of each organisation and can be delivered to clinical and non-clinical audiences.

Our training approach

At Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia, we recognise that adults bring a wealth of knowledge and individual experiences to the learning environment. Every workshop utilises adult learning principles, as per the Principles for Best Practice for 21st Century Education (Nichols, 2002).

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia trainers are social workers, psychologists, and educators. They are experienced trainers in causes, consequences and primary prevention of sexual, domestic and family violence causes.

All facilitators are trained to safely and compassionately respond to disclosures and refer onward to state based services.

All training programs are audited regularly to ensure the information provided is evidence-based and current.

Programs can be tailored based on the needs of each organisation and can be delivered to clinical and non-clinical audiences.