Stress Management for the Trauma Service Provider
Thu, 2019-03-07 09:00 - Fri, 2019-03-08 17:00
This activity closed on March 6th, 2019 and is no longer available for enrollments.
Program Description 

Explore the "Stress Continuum," the levels of stress including eustress (i.e., beneficial, motivating stress), traumatic stress, burnout, countertransference, compassion fatigue or secondary PTSD, and vicarious traumatization which may occur as a result of helping others.  A discussion of coping strategies for those who work with traumatized children will aslo be offered.  Individual self-report exercises and an experiential group support session will assist the participating trauma provider in assessing their own level of stress through sharing personal experiences with others.  Stress management self care techniques will be presented, experienced and discussed.


Completion of "Stress Management for the Trauma Service Provider" and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (13 Contact Hours) qualifies as a class in ICISF's Certificate of Specialized Training Program.

Target audience

This course is appropriate for all mental health professionals, emergency services personnel, peers, and chaplains, etc.

Learning objectives

  • The "Stress Continuum'
  • Signs and symptoms of excessive stress
  • Stress as related to work as a "traua provider"
  • A variety of stress management techniques
  • Stress management in relation to "context"
  • Vicarious traumatization, compassion fatigue and burnout
  • Stress "resilience"
  • Achieve resilience and effective self care
  • Motivating factors for the work we do
  • Working with trauma survivors



Chester County Public Safety Training Campus
137 Modena Road
Coatesville, PA 19320
United States

Course details

  • Event starts: Thu, Mar 07 2019 - 9:00 am
  • Event ends: Fri, Mar 08 2019 - 5:00 pm
  • Course opens: Fri, Feb 01 2019
  • Course expires: Wed, Mar 06 2019
  • Cost: $0.00