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“You Don’t Have to Be at a Traumatic Event to Be Affected by It”

Faculty staff and students are invited to a session titled “You Don’t Have to Be at a Traumatic Event to Be Affected by It” Wednesday, Nov. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 108.

Vicarious and secondary trauma is the indirect emotional duress that results when an individual hears about the trauma experiences of another or sees content or images of traumatic experiences through media. These experiences can give rise to significant emotional and behavioral problems that can disrupt the individual’s daily living functioning, reduce their sense of safety. It may include symptoms such as exhaustion and feeling overwhelmed, isolated and disconnected.

The faculty affiliates at the Center on Trauma and Adversity at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will discuss:

  • What vicarious and secondary trauma are;
  • Signs and symptoms when you may be experiencing vicarious and secondary trauma; and
  • How to address vicarious and secondary trauma through self-care practices.

View the event’s CampusGroups page.