4/6/2017 – Managing Secondary Traumatic Stress: The Impact of Trauma on the Helping Professional


Date: Thursday, April 6 2017

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: 1670 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road, Trenton, NJ 08690

Cost: $15 for Member Program Staff | $50 for Non-Member Program Staff

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Title: Managing Secondary Traumatic Stress:  The Impact of Trauma on the Helping Professional

Presented by: Tracey Post MSW, LCSW

5 DVS Credits: Mental Health

Who helps the helper?  The field of trauma research is growing; and more and more studies are verifying the cumulative consequences of counseling traumatized people.  We want to help and assist; yet we don’t want to inflict trauma on ourselves or our loved ones.  The effects of ignored trauma are far-reaching – from lack of self-care to compassion fatigue, and burn out.  This workshop offers an overview of trauma, compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress and trauma informed care.    Most importantly, special emphasis is placed on experiential activities to improve professional self-care and reduced symptoms of Secondary Traumatic Stress. Wear comfortable clothing.

Contact: If you have questions about the training, please contact lcarson@njcedv.org. If you need technical assistance with registration, please contact rprince@njcedv.org.


About the Keynote

Advocacy is more important than ever to build power and protect our communities. It enables us to shape the public debate on important social issues and is one of the most powerful tools we have to create change. As part of the Alliance for Justice Bolder Advocacy team, I provide foundations and nonprofits the confidence, tools, and resources to effectively advocate to advance their missions. During this time of great political change, many nonprofits that have hesitated to step into the advocacy realm now feel compelled to speak out, and those already engaging in advocacy want to learn how they can engage in more sophisticated strategies and campaigns. The time is now for your organization to BE BOLD and to encourage your allies and coalitions to speak up and out on issues that matter to them and to you.

Keely Monroe serves as Counsel for the Bolder Advocacy Initiative at Alliance for Justice. She consults with and trains nonprofit organizations on the rules and strategies for legal and effective advocacy, including lobbying, election-related activity, and ballot measure advocacy. Before joining AFJ, Keely was the Director of Campus & Community Programs at the national office of IfWhenHow: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice in Oakland, CA, where she provided guidance to over one hundred IfWhenHow chapters across the country and supported their advocacy at the state and community level. As a passionate advocate for reproductive rights, health, and justice issues, Keely further serves these movements as a member of the National Board of Directors for Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) and as an advisory board member for Women Engaged. Keely holds a B.A. from Fordham University and graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2011. She is licensed by the State Bar of California.

About the Musician

Macheis Wind is an award-winning musician, child advocate and author, and the founder and director of Guitar Tree, a non-profit organization. He has spent more than two decades dedicated to bringing the healing power of music to children and adults in venues where trauma and emotional pain are intense and ever present – what he calls the \“hidden worlds\”. Macheis has developed many creative approaches to enhancing healing and empowerment in these volatile and complex settings. Often, he will create songs out of client’s lives and stories that are beautiful, thought provoking and speak to the compassion in all of us. He has written about this work and about his own personal journey in his upcoming book, \“More Than This: The Music, Healing, and Triumph Over Violence.\”


Rutgers University
Busch Campus Student Center
Piscataway, NJ
For directions to the conference, click here


Early Registration: Register early through Friday, June 2, 2017
NJ Certified Domestic Violence Specialists (DVS) by June 2 | $65
All other registration by June 2 | $75
All registration after June 2 | $85


Pay via credit card or check. Checks are mailed to NJCEDV and must be received for registration to be complete.
Select your morning and afternoon workshops during the checkout process.
If you have trouble registering, please call our office and we will gladly assist you, (609) 584-8107.
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Training rooms are accessible. Please call or email us at info@njcedv.org if you have special needs.

8 - 8:45 a.m. | Registration & Continental Breakfast
9 - 9:15 a.m. | Opening -Macheis Win
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.| Keynote- Keely Monroe, Esq.
10:30 - 12:00 p.m. | Workshop Session I
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. | Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. | Workshop Session II


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