Vicarious trauma webinar: How teachers, educators and other professionals who work with children and young people can recognise, support and work towards preventing vicarious trauma within their organisation.
Working with children and young people who have trauma histories can be particularly challenging due to the high level of behavioural, emotional and psychological dysregulation and resultant complications.
Teachers, educators and support teams can have all the best of intentions. However, often their dedication can lead to the development of vicarious trauma and burnout when exposed to the different challenges faced by children and young people that they engage with on a daily basis.
This webinar will focus on how teachers and educators can recognise and prevent burnout, stay healthy by acknowledging the importance of self-care and establishing a supportive environment that recognises vicarious trauma.
What you will learn about
- Recognising the warning signs of vicarious trauma: physical, behavioural, emotional and psychological.
- Identifying individual risk and resiliency factors.
- Learning about wellness and self-care practice plans for yourself and your team.
- Increasing team resilience and optimism.
- Creating strategies and communication that will contribute towards building a successful support network within your entire organisation.
Who is this suitable for?
This webinar on vicarious trauma is suitable for teachers, educators and support teams who work with children and young people.
This webinar will contribute 2 hours of elective PD towards 6.2 and 7.4 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
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Vicarious trauma webinar details
Date: Thursday 1 September 2022.
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). This will include a 30-minute Q&A at the end.
Speaker: Heather Irvine-Rundle, senior clinical psychologist and director of The Read Clinic.
Location: Online webinar. Registered attendees will be emailed login details the week of the vicarious trauma webinar. Please complete the booking form below with your contact details, including direct email address.
Ticket price: $75 per person (including GST)
Webinar invite: Download the vicarious trauma webinar invite
Booking form: Download the vicarious trauma webinar booking form
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About the speaker
Heather is a senior clinical psychologist and the director of The Read Clinic, which is one of the largest psychology practises in Australia. As well as practising in Australia, Heather has also spent three years in the UK working with some of the most deprived families in Liverpool and London. She also led a service providing advice and consultations on mental health to all the schools in the South London area.
As well as practicing for over two decades, Heather has also found time to become a published author with her latest book Hello Baby. Heather speaks regularly on local ABC radio, has appeared on a number of television shows including 60 Minutes, and writes regular articles for print and digital media.
In 2019, Heather was appointed as Conjoint Professor of Practice in the School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle.
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