Working with women and girls: experiences of vicarious trauma

We know that many women and girls who are involved with the criminal justice system, or who are ‘at risk’ of becoming so, have backgrounds of abuse and trauma. Those who work closely with traumatised individuals may experience psychological and somatic symptoms of stress themselves. This is known as vicarious traumatisation (VT).

This free half day event (09.30 – 13.30) presents the findings from research exploring the experiences and views of those working with criminal justice involved women and girls. It offers an opportunity to contribute to discussions regarding policy and practice implications of VT when experienced by those working in carceral and community-based facilities. The research was conducted by a team from the University of Glasgow (Prof. Michele Burman, and Annie Crowley) and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (Prof. Robin Robinson), and funded by the Wellcome Trust (Ref 201651/Z/16/Z).

Programme:

9.30—9.55 Tea / coffee and registration
9.55—10.15 Welcome and introduction to research—Michele Burman
10.15—10.45 Research findings—Robin Robinson & Annie Crowley
10.45—11.30 Panel discussion on identification and prevention of VT, with Carole Dearie (St. Mary’s Kenmure), Nina Vaswani (CYCJ), Fiona MacKinnon (Shine partnership) and other speakers tbc.
11.30—11.45 Break
11.45—12.15 Group discussion of practice & policy recommendations
12.15—12.50 Plenary discussion—Michele Burman (chair)
12.50—13.30 Lunch and networking

Spaces are limited so booking is essential. Book your place here 

Venue: Gallery 4, The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU. Please find link to Google Maps