Social Work Field Conference: Secondary Traumatic Stress in Social Work Practice

Social workers are increasingly being called on to assist survivors of childhood abuse, domestic violence, violent crime, disasters, and war and terrorism. It has become increasingly apparent that the psychological effects of traumatic events extend beyond those directly affected. Secondary traumatic stress (STS) is becoming viewed as an occupational hazard of providing direct services to traumatized populations. Dr. Bride's research is showing that social workers engaged in direct practice are highly likely to be secondarily exposed to traumatic events through their work with traumatized populations, many social workers are likely to experience at least some symptoms of STS, and a significant minority may meet the diagnostic criteria for PTSD. The objectives of the workshop include: defining STS and distinguishing it from related constructs; gaining an understanding of the existing empirical research related to STS; understanding how to minimize the risk of STS; and understanding how to mentor students and other supervisees in their new work with clients who have experienced traumatic events.

Date: 
Friday, May 3, 2013
Schedule: 

Registration: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Conference: 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m.

Location: 
UGA Hotel and Conference Center
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Credit Information: 

3 CEUs for Social Work

Cost: 

University of Georgia School of Social Work Field Instructors - $20.00
All Other Professionals - $50.00

Event Cancellation Policies
(1) A cancellation received by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before April 26, 2013 will be refunded, minus a $35 processing fee. If your registration fee is less than $35, no refund will be processed. No refunds will be issued after April 26, 2013; substitutions will be allowed. (2) To change or cancel your registration, call 800-884-1381, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. (3) If an event is cancelled for any reason, The Georgia Center will not be responsible for any charges related to travel.

Contact information: 

Registration Contact: The Georgia Center
(706) 542-2134
(800) 884-1381
registration [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu

Program Contact: Mrs. Cindy Roberts
croberts [at] uga [dot] edu
(706) 542-5423

Special Needs
If you require special services, contact Jean Mann at Jean [dot] Mann [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu or (706) 542-2236 by April 30, 2013. Dietary restrictions should be indicated on the registration form or during the online registration process.