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Secondary Trauma and Helping Professionals

January 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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This training counts toward the MA PGS Certificate Fundamental Coursework

This non-clinical module covers secondary trauma and cumulative stress with a specific focus on wellness and safety for services providers who are working in direct care with people who use drugs. Training topics include resilience, PTSD, compassion fatigue, and mitigating burnout.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:  

    • Distinguish between primary and secondary trauma and identify similarities in their symptoms.
    • Describe the causes, symptoms, and outcomes of cumulative stress and secondary trauma.
    • Develop and implement tools for evaluating stress within their lives.
    • Identify help resources, self-care tools, and collective care strategies for addressing cumulative stress and trauma.

CE credits for the following program are available through this course:

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

  • MA Technical Assistance Center for Problem Gambling Treatment is authorized by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to sponsor, conduct or approve continuing education programs for alcohol and drug counselors/assistants (LADCs).

TRAINING CANCELLATION POLICY: This training requires a minimum of 10 participants. Trainings with fewer than 10 participants will be canceled, given the challenges that arise with facilitating an interactive 3-hour training with less than 10 active participants. Registrants will be notified of any training cancellations by email and will be referred to additional resources and upcoming trainings.



January 18
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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