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Thursday, March 16 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Unintended Trauma from Defending Children

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Nationwide, many of the children in juvenile and child abuse and neglect/dependency proceedings are victims of violence, crime, abuse, neglect, or emotional trauma. In fact, the majority of youth involved within the criminal legal system have been exposed to trauma at some point before their 18th birthday. But the trauma these children have experienced does not stay contained by their case or in the courtroom. It rubs off on defense counsel with public defenders, advocates, social workers, paralegals, and other members of the team facing greater risk of secondary trauma symptoms. Secondary or vicarious trauma is not something a bubble bath or good night's sleep can fix. It can affect work performance, client relationships, personal relationships, and take a toll on our well-being. This presentation will explore vicarious trauma (the secondary trauma we pick up by witnessing trauma in others), what trauma is, how it is not defined by one diagnosis, and what effects it can have on those bearing witness to trauma through direct representation.

Zoom Passcode: 216586

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Stephanne Thornton

Clinical Director/Owner, West Virginia Judicial and Lawyer Assistance Program/Transform Legal
Stephanne Cline Thornton is the Clinical Director for the West Virginia Judicial and Lawyer Assistance Program and owner of Transform Legal, focusing on mitigation and training. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Master Addiction Counselor focusing on access... Read More →

Thursday March 16, 2023 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
Room G