What exactly is secondary (vicarious) trauma?
Symptoms of vicarious trauma
Self-care and secondary resilience
Dealing with secondary trauma on an organisational level
Secondary trauma is an intense reaction to being exposed to someone else’s traumatic story
It affects all realms of a person’s life, including the physical, emotional, cognitive, interpersonal, behavioural, and outlook on life and humanity.
To prevent vicarious trauma and to personally heal, you need to develop Awareness, Balance and Connection
On a group level, there are certain proactive steps to consider in order to avoid secondary trauma to develop in your team members