Engaging with individuals who act violently or have experienced trauma can cause secondary and vicarious trauma. Such trauma can be insidious, affecting us psychologically and physically, and may result from a one-time encounter or from cumulative exposure to incarcerated individuals' traumas. Clinicians have an ethical responsibility to recognize the signs of trauma in themselves and their colleagues. This session will describe secondary and vicarious trauma, how to recognize their effects, and how to reduce their impact on ourselves and our patients.
Identify secondary and vicarious trauma
Describe the effects of secondary and vicarious trauma
State how to cope with their impact on correctional health care work