Vicarious Trauma: What is it & How to Prevent It- 0.6 CEUs


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Product Description

This webcast is geared to raise awareness of Vicarious Trauma (VT) to professionals including interpreters who are working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing population. Vicarious Trauma can be symptomatic in professionals who have experienced trauma in their life. This is a result that develops through time from empathic engagement in working with traumatized clients. It can lead to serious mental, physical and emotional states in professionals. The workshop will include professionals’ abilities in identifying triggers of VT, and how to implement personal VT prevention and crisis plans.


  1. Participants will be able to accurately describe the meaning of vicarious trauma (VT).
  2. Participants will be able to list at least three signs of vicarious trauma (VT).
  3. Participants will be able to list at least three strategies to help address vicarious trauma (VT).

This webcast is presented in ASL.

Additional information


0.6 Professional Studies

The Betty & Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. The Professional Studies program is offered at the 'Some' Content Knowledge Level.



Refund Policy

We will have recorded version of every webcast available. If for some reason you cannot attend the webcast at the scheduled time, you may watch the recorded version later. Because of this, we cannot offer refunds. If a webcast is cancelled, you will be given credit to view another webcast, either live or archived.

Target Audience

Working sign language interpreters

Presenter Information

Steven Hunter, MSW, LCAS, CPSS
Steven is working as Outreach Coordinator/Consultant in North Central Region (TRIAD region) with RHA Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services in High Point. He currently obtains North Carolina Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and Certified Peer Support Specialist. He has been working professionally with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing populations over two decades in several states.. He holds a Master of Social Work from University of Houston, Houston, TX and is a currently doctorate (Organizational Leadership with an emphasis of Behavioral Health) student at Grand Canyon University. Steven has given numerous presentations related to Mental Health and Substance Abuse all over the country. Since Steven is a trauma survivor, he is strongly interested in doing research on vicarious trauma. During his leisure time, he loves playing with his chocolate lab, Hope, traveling, reading, and outdoor activities.