Thriving in the Trenches

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

img_1792In a room with over one hundred and eighty professionals, from a variety of fields, that work with people are asked this question: “How many of you received training in primary, secondary, or vicarious trauma in preparation for your career?”
Not a hand raised.

That’s a problem. Through a refreshed lens, it’s reframed by Mower Refreshed and our community partners as an opportunity. An opportunity to gather at the table and share collective wisdom on how to engage, equip and empower the folks in our communities doing the front-line work. An opportunity to say “Yes” to creating meaningful responses to those serving in challenging careers, empowering them and seeking to decrease burn out. Engaging the folks doing the work that often involves experiencing or viewing trauma first hand or through hearing another’s story.

 

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