Vicarious Trauma

Vicarious trauma is an inevitable challenge of being a crime victim advocate, but experiencing the negative effects of vicarious traumatization is treatable and preventable. Dr. Apryl Pooley reviews the latest vicarious trauma research and interviews Lisa Tieszen.

Mental Health Always Matters

We hear and bear witness to our clients’ experiences of being victims of crime, violence, and trauma. We offer support where and when we can, including mental health support because we know these experiences can exacerbate existing mental health concerns or start them. We also have to be cognizant of and care for our own mental health.