Breaking the Stigma: Understanding Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

Lambia Karitsiotis & Romney Pierog | September 22 | 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM | Room 2582

Research shows that approximately 70% of the population will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives. Although some of the traumatized population will seek help from caring professionals, workers who deal regularly with trauma stories and images are likely to experience symptoms of Secondary Trauma transferred to them from the disturbing material. These symptoms can mimic symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, without the individual being the primary participant in the event.

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