About the Vicarious Trauma Initiative

We are working to prevent vicarious trauma through our Help the Helper Initiative. We are working to create resources for providers treating those affected by trauma of natural disaster, domestic terrorism, and mass violence. If you interested in our Mentorship Network Program to support displaced survivors with trauma-informed care, please contact us directly.

Vicarious Trauma Initiative Objectives

  • Provide aid to prevent vicarious trauma for responders at all levels;

  • Record weekly podcasts to address questions and comments on trauma-informed care; 

  • To support displaced survivors we are developing a Mentorship Network Program for mental health professionals and volunteers to use trauma-informed care;

  • Provide resources, research, and collaborations within the mental health field to better serve survivors and communities of domestic terrorism, mass shootings, and disasters;

  • Provide resources to better aid mental health providers to work with trauma, traumatic stress, secondary traumatic stress, trauma-informed care, and compassion fatigue;

  • Aid volunteers to better increase their knowledge about Psychological First Aid through education, resources, and training; 

  • Provide mental health resources for survivors and communities of those who experience domestic terrorism, mass shootings, and disasters.