Even before the COVID pandemic, trauma was widely prevalent in our society. The collective trauma we all experienced as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the issue. Moreover, trauma has negatively affected organizations taxing already stressed systems of care and employee wellness. 

Those who work in human services are often “wounded healers” themselves. We will look at vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and burnout and its effects on our work and discuss strategies to practice proper “smart” self-care – for ourselves and for those that depend on us for help.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this training, the learner should be able to:

  1. Define and identify key terminology and concepts related to trauma
  2. Gain a greater understanding of secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and burnout
  3. Compare and contrast passive, aggressive, and assertive communication patterns
  4. Be able to articulate ways to practice smart self-care and setting healthy boundaries with others
Meet the Presenter:

Scott Webb is a trauma survivor himself who has worked in the behavioral health field for 39 years.  His career has included clinical, administrative, and consultative work. He is currently the Trauma-Informed Care Coordinator at the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services. He holds a Master of Science in Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. 

Since 2014, Scott has provided training and technical assistance on trauma-informed care principles to more than 20,000 clinicians statewide. His insights on trauma-informed care have been featured in articles published by Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and Isthmus. He also has presented at numerous conferences and acted as keynote speaker for the UW-Madison School of Social Work, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Wisconsin Conference, the Wisconsin Personal Services Association, and the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling.


Paid Registration/Professionals (1.5 CEUs) - $15   REGISTER HERE

Free Registration/Community Members - $0      REGISTER HERE

This training is offered in partnership with the Taylor County Health Department & Human Services, Taylor County Medical Reserve Corps, Prevent Suicide Taylor County and is supported by the MRC STTRONG Grant.