Trauma is a given if you work in criminal justice, in suspects, defendants, victims, witnesses, and even colleagues. A better understanding of the effects of trauma and how to mitigate them will help you work more effectively with those in trauma and protect yourself from the long-term effects of secondary trauma on mental and physical health, relationships, and work. This session will cover the definition and prevalence of trauma, how trauma affects the brain of persons in trauma and those interacting with them, the steps to mitigate secondary trauma in interactions with those in trauma and distress, and long-term strategies to bolster wellness to protect against secondary trauma and compassion fatigue.
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Date Created: November 10, 2022