The Intersection of Vicarious Trauma and Social Justice

November 7, 2023

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

via Zoom

Presented by Pat Wilcox and Aminah Ali

Helping trauma survivors heal affects staff through vicarious trauma (VT). Agencies experience difficulty in hiring and retaining staff and must create environments where all staff feel safe and connected. This workshop will consider the differing experiences of our staff of color and how we can best decrease vicarious trauma (VT).


Aminah Ali, LMSW is the Clinical Coordinator for Klingberg Family Center’s TFC and PPSP programs. She has been a valued member of the Klingberg Family Center staff for almost 18 years and has been an RC training for 6 of those years. Aminah has combined 19 years if experience in community service, the child welfare system, home based therapy, and as a 3-5-7 clinician. She has committed her career to helping youth tell their stories and fill in blanks on their journey to full and integrated lives. As co-Chair of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Awareness & Sensitivity (IDEAS) committee, she is a Diversity Trainer and promoted inclusive and culturally informed culture at Klingberg. 


Patricia D. Wilcox, LCSW is Vice President for Strategic Development overseeing the Traumatic Stress Institute, Stop It Now! Sexual Abuse Prevention, Staff Development, NEXUS Professional Development Center, and Quality Improvement in New Britain, Connecticut. She specializes in helping organizations improve their treatment of traumatized people. She created the Restorative Approach™, a trauma- and relationship- based treatment. She is a Faculty Trainer for Risking Connection®, has presented internationally on trauma-informed care and is an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and the University of St. Joseph’s. She was NASW’s Social Worker of the Year in 2012. 

1.5 Cultural Competence CECs

$30.00 / Members ~ $45.00 / Non-members ~ $15.00 / Students

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