READING, PA (January 2, 2020) – Many employees of nonprofit organizations confront tragedy and trauma every day.

They may work with abused children or care for mistreated animals. Some deal with domestic violence or counsel crime victims.

The jobs can be stressful. This can lead to burnout or produce a phenomena known as “vicarious trauma.”

Therefore, Berks County Community Foundation teamed up with the Berks County Office of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities to help organizations better support these employees.

We’re providing free trauma training for nonprofit human resource managers (and we define those positions pretty broadly).

Following a free lunch on January 31 at McGlinn Conference and Spirituality Center near Alvernia, the acclaimed Lakeside Global Institute will present two programs:

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

In addition, two local agencies, CONCERN and Family Guidance Center, will talk about the importance of offering care to employees in the workplace. Both agencies manage employee assistance programs.

I encourage local nonprofit professionals who are responsible for human resources to join us on January 31. Learn more here and register here.

Free trauma training for Berks County nonprofits will take place January 31 at the McGlinn Conference and Spirituality Center near Alvernia University.

Free trauma training for Berks County nonprofits will take place January 31 at the McGlinn Conference and Spirituality Center near Alvernia University.

Sincerely,

Kevin K. Murphy, President
Berks County Community Foundation