Recognising and Understanding Secondary Trauma

By popular demand Dr Karen Treisman will be presenting a day on Secondary Vicarious Trauma otherwise known as Compassion Fatigue. A must for anyone who is involved in directly caring for others or supporting those who care for others.

Compassion fatigue is widely understood to have three separate but related dimensions: burnout, secondary traumatic stress and compassion satisfaction (Stamm, 2010). Compassion Fatigue can arise in those whose work involves the need to empathise with others.

The action of putting oneself in the shoes of another and truly experiencing how the other person feels is something that happens everyday to many in the caring professions. The correlation between this giving of empathy as a result of caring has been found to directly impact on the wellbeing of the care giver. By openly having a forum to discuss, learn and share ideas we can better protect ourselves and therefore offer better care and support to those we care deeply for.

This day will benefit front line care workers, including foster carers and adopters, social workers, nurses, doctors as well as the leaders and senior managers who support them.
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Event details:
  • 3rd April 2019 10.00 – 16.00 Refreshments and buffet lunch included
  • Education and Conference Centre, Arthur Rank Hospice. Cherry Hinton Road, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge. CB22 3FB
  • Coffee and registration from 09.30 Conference 10.00-16.00. Buffet lunch included

In order to secure your tickets at the special rate, we require you to complete the form with your name, email address and telephone number, stating the number of tickets you require. You will then receive a confirmation email and your payment details for the tickets.

  • Ticket prices include a light buffet lunch and refreshments Foster Carers and Students £55.49 per person
  • Concession price £75.00 per person
  • The day will start with Coffee and Registration at 09.30 and the conference will commence at 10.00am
We are thrilled to be able to hold the conference in the new purpose built Arthur Rank Hospice Education and Conference Centre the address for which is Cherry Hinton Road, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge. CB22 3FB. Plenty of parking is available to all delegates at the Park and Ride car park next to the hospice and there is a short walk via a path straight to the hospice entrance.