From Surviving to Thriving: A Perspective on Childhood Trauma, Effects in Adulthood, and Resilience in Trauma Professionals INT 100/201 APPROVED!

Thursday, March 17, 2022
6:00 p.m.

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Sarah Zuidema, LMSW, is a licensed social worker who has dedicated her entire career to child welfare advocacy. As an ACE Master trainer through the Michigan ACE Initiative and Clinical Services Manager at Children’s Advocacy Center of Kent County, Sarah wants to ensure that all Kent County Children have a safe place to talk and heal from abuse. 

Sarah will facilitate a virtual discussion exploring childhood trauma, lifelong effects, and resilience in trauma professionals. Participants will learn the types of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how adversity impacts health into adulthood. Participants will learn about the intricacies of child sexual assault including examining offender behavior, why children don’t disclose, how to support children victims of Child Sexual Assault, and creating a safe environment for children. Participants will also learn what secondary/vicarious trauma is, and how exposure to the trauma of others can result in traumatic stress. To finish this session, participants will learn strategies for resilience when faced with secondary trauma to encourage self-care and negate compassion fatigue.

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Please contact Jazzmin McGuff, MPH Candidate, at [email protected] or 810-618-1716 for more information.

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This event was added to the calendar by Jazzmin McGuff ( on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 and was last updated on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 6:34 p.m.