Vicarious Trauma and Vicarious Resilience (Virtual)
Friday, March 17, 2023, 10:00am-12:00pm (PT)
Hosted by The YWCA of Greater Portland Social Justice Program. The development of vicarious resilience is highly useful in combating vicarious trauma. Vicarious trauma is an ongoing process of change over time that results from witnessing or hearing about other people’s suffering and need. Vicarious resilience is a process of positive transformation and empowerment obtained through witnessing the strengths and abilities of people who are able to overcome adversity. Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity and trauma, Resilience is not a trait that people either have or do not have. It involves behaviors, thoughts, and actions that can be learned and developed by anyone.
We will learn to identify symptoms of vicarious trauma and explore strategies for building resilience. Some of the positive effects of vicarious resilience include an increased capacity for empathy, compassion, and well-being, in addition to enhanced motivation for and commitment to engaging in social activism.
Cost: $0-$30. Registration and more information here