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Many employees of nonprofit organizations confront tragedy and trauma every day. They may work with abused children or animals. They may work around domestic violence. Or they may counsel crime victims. The jobs can be quite stressful. This can lead to burnout and/or produce a phenomena known as “vicarious trauma.”

Berks County Community Foundation teamed up with the Berks County Office of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities to help organizations better support these employees. A free program (which includes lunch) for human resource managers (or those in similar or related roles) at local nonprofits will be presented by the acclaimed Lakeside Global Institute.

Lakeside Global Institute will offer two courses:

  • Trauma 101: An Overview of Trauma-Informed Cared
  • Trauma 103: Recognizing Vicarious & Secondary Trauma for Professionals

In addition, two local agencies that offer employee assistance programs, CONCERN and Family Guidance Center, will talk about the importance of supporting employees in the workplace and resources that are available.

Friday, January 31st, 2020 at McGlinn Conference and Spirituality Center (near Alvernia)

  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Registration/Lunch
  • 12:30: Welcome/Program
  • 1:00 PM: Training sessions begin

Snow date: Tuesday 2/4/20

Questions and requests for accommodations can be directed to Monica Reyes, Health and Human Services Program Officer, Berks County Community Foundation, at monicar@bccf.org or 610.685.2223.

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Berks County Office Of Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities
Berks County Community Foundation