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.
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
The Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
The New York Foundling