Understanding Vicarious & Complex Trauma
December 13, 2019 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Trainer: Abby Maitland, LCSW
This workshop will explore the nature, dynamics and risks of complex trauma and vicarious trauma. This presentation will increase the participant’s ability to look through a trauma-informed lens and see how exposure to trauma and repeated, chronic adverse experiences leads to the activation of the body’s acute stress response system that may cause significant emotional distress and functioning challenges. This training, informed by current research, provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools to better recognize the early signs of complex and vicarious trauma and intervene accordingly in order to foster possibilities for post-traumatic growth and vicarious resilience.
For questions about registration and continuing education, please contact Kyla Smith at KylaS@CarePlusNJ.org or (201) 265-8200 ext. 5228.
Abby Maitland, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in New Jersey, New York and Ohio. Abby is a trauma informed clinical specialist and has a long history of providing professional workshops to youth serving organizations on a variety of mental health topics. As Lead Trauma Trainer at the newly created Bergen Trauma Treatment Center at CarePlus NJ, Ms. Maitland also has extensive experience as a treatment provider for children and adolescents in residential treatment, foster care, school setting and involved with the juvenile justice system. In addition, she works at the Child Trauma Academy as a certified clinician in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics for several years and is currently providing mentor ship in implementing a trauma informed developmentally sensitive approach to clinical problem solving to OWLAG, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.