TIPPS #3 & 4: Introduction to Vicarious Trauma and Supervision Considerations



Vibrant Emotional Health formerly MHA-NYC - Youth Mental Health

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/vibrant-emotional-health-formerly-mha-nyc-youth-mental-health-15236947210

To be determined

NY 10004

NY, US, 10004

Fall 2019 Trauma-Informed Perspectives 

Practice Series (TIPPS)!

TIPPS #3 Introduction to Vicarious Trauma: What Is It and What Can You Do?


TIPPS #4 Weaving Vicarious Trauma Conversations into Supervision

November 14th, 2019 10 am to 4 pm


 These are sessions 3&4 of the Trauma-Informed Perspectives Practice Series (TIPPS).  Only TIPPS cohort members are invited to join this session, as it is part of a 6-workhsop series.

TIPPS #3: Intro to VT: What is it and what can you do?

Do you work with people who have experienced trauma? Do you ever feel like it is taking a toll on you? Vicarious trauma, a common effect that results from empathic engagement with traumatized clients and their reports of traumatic experiences, impacts a wide range of individuals who assist trauma survivors. It can affect our feelings about the work and services to clients. So how do you ensure that you are taking care of yourself when you feel effects of vicarious trauma?

This skill-building workshop will increase awareness of vicarious trauma and its signs and symptoms, introduce shared language on the impact of trauma, provide opportunity to connect with peers, and offer a framework for developing self-care and support plans to manage vicarious trauma.

What will you learn?

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe vicarious trauma, who it can impact, and what it looks like.

  • Use shared language to discuss trauma and vicarious trauma.

  • Identify skills and tips to help manage vicarious trauma.




TIPPS #4 – Weaving Vicarious Trauma into Supervisory Conversations

No matter your role within the youth development field, your professional and personal lives are impacted through your service to trauma survivors. Bringing this out into the open is a key strategy for developing trauma-informed programs and supporting staff wellness. But how can you, as youth development professional start the discussion? This workshop will explore how to “open the door” to discussing vicarious trauma, and allow staff to choose to walk in.


What will you learn?

Participants will be able to:

  •  Identify symptoms in staff who may be experiencing vicarious trauma

  • Feel confident and comfortable having conversations with staff about vicarious trauma.

  • Provide staff with useful techniques and tools for managing vicarious trauma.


Faciliated By: Sherina Davis, Safe Horizon


Please note that this TIPPS session begins at 10:00 am. Bring your own coffee and tea for this session!  Lunch will NOT be provided.  Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch, and there are many lunch options near the training site.

In order to participate in this workshop it is important to arrive on time. Anyone arriving after 10:30 am will not be allowed to join the workshop.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations for this training must be submitted within 48 hours prior to the training date through the EventBrite registration page.

This professional development opportunity is provided at no cost to you but has a value of $120 per person per session for DYCD. If you register for and are subsequently unable to attend this session you are responsible for cancelling your registration or risk being waitlisted for future events.  

Please contact Cristina Harris (charris@vibrant.org) with any questions.