You are welcome to pick any session that you think will help your practice regardless of your job type.  

We do ask if you are to attend the Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates track small groups that you stick with those throughout the conference.  
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Thursday, September 12 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Strategies to Impact Vicarious Trauma

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Goals: • To understand how Vicarious Trauma impacts us • Understand why it is so prevalent in our industry and how to treat it • Identify why is it so difficult to protect our emotional stability • How to stay healthy (emotionally, physically and intellectually) and client centered Objectives: • Overview: Need for this conversation • What is Vicarious Trauma: In general, and specifically • How do we recognize it? • How does it manifest in our lives Define Vicarious Trauma vs. Burn-Out? • Understand why it’s unethical not to address vicarious trauma and self-care? • What can we do now that we know?

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Lori James-Townes

Lori James-Townes joined NAPD in June 2019, as the assistant training director. Lori earned her master’s Degree in clinical social work (University of Maryland SSW) and her B.A. in Social Work from Morgan State University. Lori has over 25 years of clinical, training, and organizational... Read More →

Thursday September 12, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm PDT
Room 133