Families in Trauma & Vicarious Trauma – How to Respond
September 27, 2017
Farmington Civic Center
Two IDENTICAL workshops to accommodate multiple work shifts
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. OR 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In support of first responders in the San Juan County area, the Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico will be hosting a FREE 2 hour workshop called “Vicarious Trauma: Working With a Traumatized Population.” In this workshop, you will learn:
- How First Responders and Mental Health Professionals can process the trauma they witness in the field in a healthy way. A “self-care” class that professionals who work with a traumatized population can relate to.
- What to say and what NOT to say when working a traumatic scene OR notification of death, and how to handle the situation if children are present.
Jade Richardson Bock, Executive Director of the Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico, is an experienced and published professional in the field of grief. In her last twelve years of working for the Center, she has grown the program from serving 50 individuals annually to serving over 500, and expanded programs in response to community need. Ms. Bock was recently named one of Albuquerque’s top “Forty under 40” Executives by Albuquerque Business First, and in 2013 the Grief Center was awarded Non Profit of the Year in the Crisis Resources Category by the same institution. In 2008 she accepted the “Distinguished Contribution to New Mexico Families Award” from the New Mexico Association for Marriage and Family Therapy on behalf of the Children’s Grief Center. Her most meaningful and poignant education in childhood bereavement and grieving families began at age 17 when her father was killed in an accident at work.