This training, delivered by Dzmitry Karpuk, a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist, is open to caseworkers assisting resettled refugees and Afghan families across the East of England.
Aim of the workshop:
To support the development of skills in prevention and management of Burnout and Vicarious Traumatisation while supporting the Refugee & Asylum seekers (RAS) population
As a result of this training, participants will:
1. Develop an understanding of two main distress reactions of people in distress (including those with trauma, burnout and vicarious traumatisation) in order to spot early signs of mental health issues and understand the main needs of people in distress.
2. Learn how to support themselves by reducing Secondary Trauma & Burnout Impact as well as develop an understanding of how to support colleagues affected by Vicarious Traumatisation (learn how to respond to distress reactions).
3. Be introduced to the basic skills of managing one’s own emotions and responses to clients’ emotional distress (simple tools that help to prevent further deterioration/impact and are designed for non-mental health professionals).
This workshop is focused on prevention and management of Burnout & Vicarious Trauma while supporting RAS clients. As a result of this training, participants will learn how to recognise warning signals and how to support themselves during Vicarious Traumatisation.
As professionals who are trained to care for others, we often overlook the need for personal self-care. Nevertheless, it is a well-known fact that professionals working with trauma clients are at a high risk of being negatively impacted by their work, specifically developing Secondary Traumatic stress and Vicarious Traumatisation.
This workshop offers a very gentle approach to address Burnout & Vicarious Trauma Impact with a focus on establishing awareness as well as learning skills on how to prevent and manage this impact. It is also worth noting that this workshop is experiential and group exercises will be offered. This means that participants learn by reflecting on the experiences they get from doing different exercises and learning accessible skills which can be applied immediately after this workshop.