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Trauma Informed Care Services – Level Three

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June 27, 2014
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

St. Vincent Hospital

Facilitated by

Carla Gaff-Clark, Ed.D, LMHC, LCAC

Earn three (3) CEU’s free of charge.


This training will focus heavily on advocates and the stress and trauma they experience while working in this field. Secondary trauma is commonly referred to as “the stress resulting from helping or wanting to help a traumatized or suffering person.” It is a psychological phenomenon in which the caregiver experiences many of the common feelings and symptoms associated with victimization. STS can affect all aspects of one’s life: cognitive, emotional, behavioral, spiritual, interpersonal and physical.

Why should organizations be concerned about secondary trauma and its impact on their staff?

The costs of recruiting, hiring and training new staff are significant. Secondary trauma is a contributing factor to turnover. Turnover brings down staff morale, increases the workload for remaining staff, results in poor continuity of care for children and families, and prevents organizations from forming a high functioning and cohesive workforce. In addition, the quality and quantity of a staff member’s work may suffer if they have been secondarily traumatized and do not receive assistance.

Registration and questions:

Contact Haley Locke, Turning Point Domestic Violence Services:


Phone:                  812-379-5575 X217