Vicarious Trauma and Resilience: Creating Space to Care for Yourself and Your Clients (Virtual Event)

  • Seminar
  • Webinar


The Practising Law Institute is hosting a briefing entitled Vicarious Trauma and Resilience: Creating Space to Care for Yourself and Your Clients on October 26, 2021 from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Eastern.

Registration: $25

During Pro Bono Week, October 24-30, PLI is pleased to offer this One-Hour Briefing at no cost to strengthen your advocacy for pro bono clients and for social justice. Simply enter Priority Code RMW1 PRB01 at checkout. This code is valid from October 24 through October 30.

Vicarious trauma, or secondary trauma, is a risk for any attorney, social worker, supervisor, paralegal, caregiver, or anyone else who works with survivors of trauma.  Ignoring this trauma can cause harm to practitioners, organizations, and the clients they serve.

This briefing, part of PLI’s pro bono curriculum, is offered to help legal professionals who work with trauma survivors understand the importance of recognizing and addressing vicarious trauma. Hear from expert practitioners from both legal and clinical fields whose experience in providing services to survivors of gender-based violence, individuals living below the poverty line, survivors of complex trauma, and pro bono clients, will help you understand how to identify vicarious trauma and the steps you and your organizations can take to address it.

  • What is vicarious trauma (definition, risk factors, intersection with systemic oppression) (20 minutes)
  • Impact of vicarious trauma on you and your clients, colleagues, and organization (20 minutes)
  • Tips for addressing vicarious trauma (20 minutes)
  • What is vicarious resilience (15 minutes)
  • Organizational support: What organizations can do for staff and what staff can ask for (15 minutes)
  • Hamra Ahmad
    Her Justice Inc.
  • Cristian Eduardo
    Shobana Powell Consulting
  • Nicole Fidler
    Sanctuary for Families
  • Dr. Shobana Powell, DSW, LCSW
    Shobana Powell Consulting

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    1.5 Substantive PA CLE Credits.

  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute
    (800) 800.260.4PLI