DSW Candidate – LeeAnne Thompson-Forte, LCSW, LCAS, CSI, 2:30 PM – 3:45PM


Virtual Showcase of DSW Scholars 2024 Event!

Trauma-Informed Leadership and Supervision to Mitigate Secondary Traumatic Stress

DSW Candidate – LeeAnne Thompson-Forte, LCSW, LCAS, CSI

Monday, April 22, 2024

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM Eastern Time Zone

Credit Hours: 1.0

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Trauma-Informed Leadership and Supervision to Mitigate Secondary Traumatic Stress

Vicarious Trauma and Secondary Traumatic Stress have been described as “occupational hazards” of those working with individuals who have experienced trauma. There are micro-level practices one can put in place to help prevent burnout. However, leaders are ignoring macro-level interventions at the organizational level that could protect their workforce, leading to work dissatisfaction, burnout, and high levels of turnover.

This presentation explores the literature on the prevention of secondary traumatic stress and what organizations are doing to prevent this “occupational hazard” through a systematic literature review. Next, it overviews the conceptual paper that explores Servant Leadership and Trauma-Informed Care as practices that can assist with the prevention and mitigation of the effects of secondary traumatic stress. Finally, the presentation outlines a practice of integrating concepts from Servant Leadership and Trauma-Informed care to create a leadership and supervision model focused on protecting the trauma workforce.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn about vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, and the threat it poses to the helping professions.
  2. Participants will understand the overlap between Servant Leadership and Trauma-Informed Care, and how these two models can be helpful to lessen the burden of secondary traumatic stress.
  3. Participants will be able to outline a model of leadership and supervision that can be implemented in their own leadership journeys to assist with mitigated the effects of STS and VT.

Delivery Method: Live Interactive Training via Zoom Video Conferencing

Credit Hours: 1.0 (ACE)

Target Audience: This conference is intended for social workers and students.

Accreditation: University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Provider # 1377, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/29/22-9/29/25. Social workers participating in this conference will receive up to 15 general continuing education credits.

Claiming CE Credit: Instructions for claiming CE credit will be disseminated at the beginning of each session.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding CE credit or to report a grievance, please contact Melissa Whitaker at melissa.whitaker@uky.edu. For technical assistance, please contact lmshelp@uky.edu.