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Social Justice Tuesday: Secondary Trauma & Compassion Fatigue in Legal Aid
William H. Gates Hall
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
This is an advanced training topic for Pro Bono Honors Program participants.
Working with clients in poverty, who are in crisis or who have survived a trauma can trigger negative consequences for the professional helper. Social workers, physicians, nurses, law enforcement, lawyers and judges are all prone to secondary trauma and compassion fatigue. Learn how to identify it and develop techniques to help prevent it in your work with disenfranchised communities.