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Vicarious trauma

30 November 2018


On 29 April 2015, the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill received Royal Assent and became an Act.

Social housing providers in Wales are uniquely placed to help individuals experiencing domestic abuse. In partnership with Welsh Women’s Aid, CIH Cymru is pleased to offer a new suite of training designed to enhance your understanding of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence (VAWDASV). We are offering three different courses that will raise your awareness of VAWDASV, build confidence in identifying signs of VAWDASV in the home and help to improve how disclosures are managed and how survivors are supported.

 Welsh Women's Aid training

Learning Outcomes/objectives

This half day course is aimed at frontline staff working with people affected by trauma on a regular basis. The effects of such work can be wide ranging and include changes in physical, psychological and social wellbeing which may result in burnout, negativity, cynicism, absenteeism, as well as a high turnover of staff. The training focuses on coping mechanisms for staff.

Topics covered

  • Understand what vicarious trauma is
  • Understand the impact of vicarious trauma
  • Recognise the signs of vicarious trauma in ourselves and others
  • Assess personal risk of vicarious trauma
  • Practice body-based skills to resolve vicarious trauma symptoms
  • Nurturing resilience
  • Self-care, peer and organisational support

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Trainer Info

This half day training course is delivered by Welsh Women's Aid

Dates & Locations

30 November 2018, Cardiff


CIH Members/Housing Partnership Organisations: £149 + vat

Non Members: £199 + vat

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