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Trauma-Informed Care, Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Resilience – Earn 4 CE Credits

July 20, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Deanna Pacelli, MSW, CSPT is a Therapist and the External Training Coordinator at UCAN. Her therapeutic focus is individual and family therapy with people who experience complex trauma. She has 20 years of experience as a performer, educator and trainer. Clinical areas of specialty include Social Justice, the Child Welfare System, Crisis Intervention and LGBTQIA+ identities. Deanna has a Bachelor’s in Theatre from New York University and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Chicago with an emphasis on childhood trauma.

This four-hour presentation focuses on the impact trauma has on human and brain development. Participants will become familiar with Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES) and the importance of developing resilience. We will introduce the concept of using a universal precautions approach when delivering human services as well as basic guidelines for programs to implement a trauma-informed approach to their work. The second component of the presentation will look at what it is to work in a field that exposes one to the trauma of others on a regular basis. This exposure can result in a specific kind of stress called Compassion Fatigue, defined as, “a state of exhaustion and dysfunction biologically, psychologically socially and spiritually as a result of working with victims of traumatic events.” We will also distinguish between Compassion Fatigue vs. Burnout and start to explore techniques for mitigating their effects.


  • Recognize the three “R”s of trauma informed care and the three “E”s of childhood trauma.
  • Assess the impact of strengths and resiliency.
  • Apply the Universal Precautions approach to treating trauma and develop strategies for helping program participants.
  • Identify signs of Compassion Fatigue and develop coping skills to help prevent and limit this occurrence in their work.

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July 20, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


LifeStance Health