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Delivering Difficult News: Compassionate Trauma Notification

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Registration has reached capacity for this event. The recording and PowerPoint will be made available on the OVC TTAC website a few weeks after the event concludes.

Trauma notification is the process of informing someone that their loved one has been seriously injured, killed, or is missing as a result of a violent crime, mass fatality incident, disaster, or other traumatic event. It is one of the most challenging and stressful tasks that victim advocates and allied professionals face in their work. How you deliver the news can have a lasting impact on the survivor’s well-being and recovery. In this webinar, you will learn about a 4-step trauma notification model that can be used for in-person and remote notification and includes the consideration of factors such as cultural responsiveness and special populations. Additionally, you will get information on accessing a newly launched online trauma notification training developed by the FBI to help further enhance your skills and knowledge so you feel better prepared to provide a sensitive trauma notification with professionalism, dignity, and compassion. 

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  1. Identify the key elements of effective trauma notification.
  2. Access and use the online FBI trauma notification training.

Date Created: April 15, 2024