Continuing Development Workshop for Hutto Visitors: Self-care, vicarious trauma, and techniques for trauma stewardship

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
2301 E Cesar Chavez St.

We're excited to announce the second workshop in our quarterly continuing development series for Hutto volunteer visitors! 

On Saturday January 23rd, 10am-12pm, we'll be hosting a workshop supporting visitors with developing skills around self-care, vicarious trauma, and techniques for trauma stewardship, led by clinical psychologist and motivational speaker Martha Ramos Duffer. 

Workshop Content: This workshop will cover an understanding on trauma and how secondary/vicarious trauma occurs. We will learn to recognize secondary trauma signs and symptoms, and discuss the best research identified strategies for preventing and healing secondary trauma. We will discuss the concept of "trauma stewardship", and how to be good stewards of trauma stories that we are entrusted with by consciously managing them and preventing them from causing further harm within ourselves and others. We'll also discuss strategies for self-care.

As visitors, the stories we hear and hold inside are so powerful, as are our personal responses. At times the honor we feel in being entrusted during this very difficult time in another's life is combined with feeling of helplessness, being overwhelmed, and pushing away internally - I know it happens to all of us. It's definitely happened to me. We offer this workshop so that each of us will have the resilience and personal strength to support others for the long hall, and so that you, as visitors, will remain well supported and healthy. 

Speakers Bio: In addition to being an expert in the field of psychology and trauma stewardship, Martha is an engaged community member and volunteer. Her pro bono work includes ongoing pyschological evaluations for human trafficking survivors and immigrants in detention to assist them in winning their cases. She has so much knowledge and insight to share. We hope you'll join us in receiving it! 

You can read more about Martha's background here: 

Workshop Details: Saturday, January 23rd 10am-12pm, Grassroots Leadership's Training Room, RSVP now by clicking here