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Secondary Traumatic Stress: Building Resilience for Professionals

Extension's Children, Youth & Family Consortium (CYFC) is sponsoring Secondary Traumatic Stress: Building Resilience for Professionals"as part of its Lessons from the Field series on Thursday morning, October 30. CYFC invites professionals who work with traumatized children, youth, and families to participate in the event, which will be offered live at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University's Minneapolis campus, as well as broadcast in real time to host sites in Greater Minnesota.

"In traditional Native American teaching, it is told that each time you heal someone, you give away a piece of yourself, until, at some point, you will require healing." — Mark Stebnicki

Linda Gensheimer, Ph.D., Cynthia Packer, LISCW, and other experts will speak, as well as lead small group conversations on adaptability and health maintenance following traumatic experiences. Participants will learn to integrate practices that help diminish the negative impact of secondary traumatic stress. Presenters embody a wide range of professional experience with survivors of political violence and torture, generational and historical trauma, and vicarious trauma experienced by school professionals. Register and purchase tickets on the Eventbrite site.

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