Identifying and Mitigating Vicarious Trauma and Staff Burnout

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Cost: FREE

Contact Hours: 1.75 (Certificate of Attendance and Social Work/Counseling CEUs provided by the DC Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) Training Institute)

Target Audience: Professionals or organizations; Community members (members of a community or consumers); Students or educators (including faculty, administrators, supervisors, etc.)

Developed for: SAMHSA Region 3


Compassion fatigue and burnout not only increase the risk of vicarious experiencing challenges for our staff, they endanger those they serve. This training will support supervisors and managers in identifying and addressing the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout in an effort to safeguard their staff’s practice and clients’ well-being. This session will include information as well as practical suggestions for intervention.



At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe at least 4 ways in which compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma present in their staff working people living with Substance Use Disorder.
  2. Identify the importance of supervision in mitigating and supporting staff who may be experiencing Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, or Burnout.
  3. Name at least 5 strategies for engaging staff in planning and utilizing self-management skills.



Laura HindsLaura Hinds, MSW, LCSW, is a clinical social worker with experience in medical, behavioral and mental health settings.  Laura has had the pleasure of working with high acuity special needs populations and their providers for over 22 years.  An alumna and instructor at Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice for 13 years, and Bryn Mawr’s School of Social Work and Social Research’s for the past 4 years, Laura has supported the learning and education of new social workers, veterans in the field, and their interdisciplinary partners.  With a focus on trauma, human and gender development, racial equity, and crisis intervention Laura supports special needs populations and those who serve them.




In order to be eligible for the contact hours/certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar in the Zoom platform.

If you are having issues accessing the room/application at the time of the event: Please email [email protected] at the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.



If you are in need of any special accommodations, please notify the Central East PTTC Webinar Team three weeks in advance of the event, or as soon as possible, by emailing [email protected].

Starts: Mar. 28, 2024 1:00 pm
Ends: Mar. 28, 2024 3:00 pm
Registration Deadline
March 26, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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