Working with Secondary Trauma: How to Thrive in the Family Support Sector 

Register for our upcoming webinar, as part of our Early Childhood Development series!

September 7, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00 ET | Virtual (Zoom) | $20

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Why Attend?

This important event will help increase your understanding around compassion fatigue and identify strategies for providing support to professionals who work with children and families. Participants will be given the opportunity to talk with experts and share their experiences with other participants in an open and supportive format. 

If you're a professional whose work requires direct interactions with young children, then you NEED to attend this webinar!

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Families Canada and the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development are hosting this webinar to provide participants with evidence-based information on how to manage the often challenging experience of working with children and families who have experienced trauma.  

This webinar will discuss ways to identify and address the impacts of trauma exposure in the family support sector. Factors known to cause harm will be explained as will factors known to be protective against harm. Common myths about what makes a resilient professional will be replaced by an evidence-informed understanding what people need to flourish in the wake of difficult work-related experiences.  


Identify and address the impacts of trauma exposure in the family support sector.

Evidence-informed understanding of the universal human needs to flourish in the wake of difficult work-related experiences.

Who Can Benefit
From This Session?

If you have direct interactions with children as part of your work, then this session is for you! You'll gain invaluable insights from this session. Your job title might be:

  • Service provider working with families with young children and/or young children directly  
  • Family support practitioners 
  • Early Childhood Educator 

Expert Speaker 

Denise Michelle Brend, MSW, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Université Laval, Canadian Consortium on Child and Youth Trauma co-researcher, and researcher with the Le Centre international de criminologie comparée. Passionate about identifying and mitigating the ways in which exposure to potentially traumatic experiences can impact helping relationships, individuals, and communities, Denise has over twenty years of experience as a psychotherapist, social worker, and clinical supervisor. Denise’s research focusses on the potentially harmful impacts of human services work, workplace social support, and the implementation of effective social responses to trauma. 

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