Vicarious Trauma Response Initiative: Virtual Listening Sessions on Victim Advocacy, Vicarious Trauma, and the Impact of COVID-19
A series of virtual listening sessions that provide first responder personnel with information around the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the field of victim advocacy. The sessions explore strategies and lessons learned to continue providing trauma informed services to victims while ensuring first responders are healthy and resilient.
Target Audience: Law enforcement officers, first responder personnel, and victim advocates/victim services personnel
Overall Objective: To provide information on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the victim advocacy field and vicarious trauma response strategies.
Project Funding Provided By: The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime.
Includes: A series of virtual listening sessions featuring discussions between subject matter experts, including IACP President Chief Steven R. Casstevens, that provide law enforcement officers, first responder personnel, and victim advocates with information on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and vicarious trauma response strategies.