ELGIN ALLIANCE TO END VIOLENCE HOLDS 5TH COMMUNITY CONFERENCE 11/10/2017 10:38:56 AM
The Elgin Alliance to End Violence's 5th community conference had a guest speaker who has worked with trauma survivors of big environmental disasters and mass shootings all across North America.
Trauma Worker, Founder and Director of the Trauma Stewardship Institute in the United States Laura can Dernoot Lipsky gave a speech on vicarious trauma to a sold out conference.
Vicarious Trauma is the cumulative toll of being exposed to suffering, hardship, crisis or trauma.
van Dernoot Lipsky says she recommends taking steps to prevent vicarious trauma from happening.
Liz Brown says the idea to have van Dernoot Lipsky speak came a few years ago after she read her book.
The Elgin Alliance to End Violence is made up of 18 different community individuals and organizations that works together to make it better for women and children in St. Thomas and Elgin County.