The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit – an Evidence-informed Resource for Organizations

The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit – an Evidence-informed Resource for Organizations

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This webinar originally occurred on September 13th, 2018
Duration: 1.5 hours

Vicarious trauma is an occupational challenge for forensic science professionals whose work entails continuous contact with victims of crime and violence, and the analysis of traumatic material. This webinar introduces the Vicarious Trauma Toolkit, and its premise that while the exposure to vicarious trauma may be inevitable, potentially negative consequences can be mitigated by organizations accepting responsibility to act and becoming vicarious trauma-informed.

Participants will learn about the Vicarious Trauma Organizational Readiness Guide (VT-ORG), an evidence-informed assessment of an organization’s current capacity to address vicarious trauma. Examples will be provided on how to search the Toolkit’s Compendium of Resources to find tools appropriate for forensic organizations.

We are thrilled to offer ABMDI Continuing Education Credits to those who attend the event virtually. There will be 1.5 hours of Continuing Education ABMDI Credit hours available. ABMDI Credits will be calculated by total time spent watching.

We are unable to administer CE credit to users watching in groups. In order to receive your CE credits, you must be logged in to our learning ecosystem under your own name. If you are not logged in under your own name, you will not receive CE credits.

The views and opinions of the presenters are not those of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators.

Dr. Beth E. Molnar | Principal Investigator of the Vicarious Trauma Toolkit project
Karen Irene Kalergis, MA | Vicarious Trauma Toolkit Product Coordinator

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Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

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