Regular exposure to the suffering, hardship, and trauma of others can take a cumulative negative toll on individuals in the child welfare field. It can be challenging for us as individuals to consistently manage the cumulative effects of overwhelm we experience by working in trauma-saturated environments. These are really hard times for ourselves, our organizations and those we serve. Founder and Director of the Trauma Stewardship Institute, and a leading expert in self-care, Laura will explore common trauma exposure responses individuals may experience like exhaustion, anger, cynicism, and numbing and provide concrete strategies for how to reconcile our individual trauma exposure to create sustainability for oneself.
Presenter: Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, Founder & Director, Trauma Stewardship Institute