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Multiculturalism in Action Brown Bag Series

Wednesday, November 14, 12:00 to 1:15pm, College of Liberal Arts, room 3150

“Vicarious traumatization and the implications for professionals supporting diverse student populations in higher education”

Joel Bolling, M.A., Senior Director, Student Development & Diversity

Vicarious trauma is an ongoing area of research related to burnout and compassion fatigue through secondary trauma exposure. Primarily studied in social workers, emergency medicine practitioners, and law enforcement, research indicates that vicarious traumatization impacts those who repeatedly engage with primary trauma survivors. This doctoral research examines the potential impact on personal welfare and implications for practice for higher education professionals who may experience vicarious trauma through their work with students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, including those with histories of primary trauma.

This event is open to all faculty, staff, and students.

Light refreshments provided.

The Brown Bag series features multicultural scholarly activities conducted by Towson University faculty and staff and is sponsored by the Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity. For additional information, contact Dr. Candice Aston at caston@towson.edu or Dr. Danice Brown at dlbrown@towson.edu.