The Children's FoundationEvent Location:
La Perla Ballroom, 810 Quayside Dr #204, New Westminster, BCStart Date:
9AM - 4PMDescription:
The Children's Foundation (TCF) is pleased to be hosting a workshop with Vikki Reynolds, PHD RCC on Resisting Vicarious Trauma with Collective Care & Justice-Doing.
In this experiential workshop, Vikki offers an alternative approach to the notion of vicarious trauma and worker burnout.
Folks working with people struggling with addiction, poverty, violence and oppression are often told that they will “burn out”, and that is the connection to the client’s pain that ‘traumatizes’ them. Contrary to this, is a story of sustainability— how our collective work sustains us, nourishes our hope, invites us to honour the resistance and strength that we witness in the people who we work alongside, and allows us to work congruently with our ethics.
This experiential workshop will address our collective ethics and what is at the heart of our work, and practices of collective care as opposed to self-care. Workers will be invited to begin to build their own “Solidarity Team”; examining who stands alongside them, what ideas and practices sustain them, and how they might act to help each other when burnout attacks.
Vikki Reynolds PhD RCC is an activist/therapist who works to bridge the worlds of social justice activism with community work and therapy. Her experience includes supervision and therapy with refugees and survivors of torture, sexualized violence counsellors, mental health and substance misuse counsellors, housing and shelter workers, activists and working alongside gender and sexually diverse communities. Vikki teaches with VCC, UBC, Adler University and with City University of Seattle, Vancouver. She has written and presented internationally on the subjects of resistance to ‘trauma’, ally work, justice-doing, a supervision of solidarity, ethics, and innovative group work.Event Website: http://www.childrens-foundation.org/resisting-vicarious-trauma