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Watch Now: Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care in the Time of Covid


During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are exposed to intense stressors and traumatic experiences on a daily basis. Professionals face not only trauma exposure from the families and children they work with, but also from their own uncertainties and hardships caused by the pandemic.

This panel discussion touched on managing this vicarious trauma and taking moments for your own mental well-being while working in child welfare. Our panelists reflected on their experiences, offered solutions to cope with second-hand trauma, and created a space for individuals to remember the importance of their personal well-being.

Watch Now.


Elisabeth Liu, MSW, Clinical Manager, Foster Care, The New York Foundling

Mary Pulido, MSW, Ph.D., Executive Director, New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Derek Tice-Brown, MSW, Ph.D., RYT, Assistant Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

Moderated by Shirley Gatenio Gabel, MSW, Ph.D., Professor and Mary Ann Quaranta Chair for Social Justice for Children

Sponsored by:

The Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

The New York Foundling


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