Domestic Violence Workshops

Helping the Helper: Identifying Trauma Related Warning Signs & Taking Action
May 2, 2020

3 CEU’s for Licensed Counselors, Social Workers, ICDVP & PAIP

This workshop/course is for lay people, professionals, and church leadership

Helping The Helper -Group of Women

Vicarious Trauma – Secondary Trauma Stress – Burnout – Compassion Fatigue – What are the differences, and why should it matter to me?  Knowing the differences can help you in identifying how to take action towards self-care and stewardship of one of the most important resources in this helping field…YOU. Gain a better understanding of the warning signs and the potential effects that these types of traumas can have on the helper can go a long way towards Trauma Stewardship. 

Course Description

This workshop will help you begin to identify and understand how working with traumatized individuals can have effects that you may not have recognized. As a helper it is vitally important to know yourself and recognize the warning signs.  It is also important to have a plan in place to reduce the impact, practice trauma stewardship, and find balance through self-care.

Workshop Objectives:  

  • Compare Differences in Trauma Related Effects
  • Identify Trauma Exposure Responses
  • Identify and Discuss the Warning Signs
  • Explain the Importance of Trauma Stewardship
  • Applying Balance – Self-care for the Helper

Course Details

  • Location
    FOCUS Ministries, Inc. will hold its training at the FOCUS Office
    57 E. Park Blvd.
    Villa Park, IL 60181
  • Date:
    Saturday, May 2, 2020
  • Schedule:
    9:00 am—12:00 pm
    Doors open by 8:45 am
  • Cost:
    $25.00 Nonrefundable
    3 CEUs: $10.00 Nonrefundable

    • FOCUS Ministries, Inc. is a licensed continuing education unit (CEU) sponsor for social workers and counselors and ICDVP & PAIP. 3 CEUs will be offered for an additional $10.00.
  • For a printable copy of the brochure for more information and to print out copies to give to others, please Download Brochure.

April 24, 2020
Call 630-617-0088 after April 24
for space availability.

Online Registration
Registration Deadline:
April 24, 2020

Unlicensed Attendees

Online Registration

Licensed Counselors and Social Workers, ICDVP & PAIP

Mail-in Registration

To register by postal mail, please download the registration form:
Mail in registration PDF document

Please print the registration form, fill it out and send it with a check or money order to:

FOCUS Ministries, Inc.
57 E. Park Blvd.
Villa Park, IL 60181

Our Trainer

SANDRA HENDERSON, LCPC,  ICST-P, NARM Therapist in Training, is the private practice owner of Hope Joy Peace Counseling and Director of Expressive Sandtray, LLC, in Plainfield Illinois. Sandra received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Governors State University, and Master of Professional Counseling from Olivet Nazarene University. 

Sandra is a Registered Integrative Sandtray Therapist (RIST) and is credential through the International Association of Sandtray Therapist as an Internationally Credentialed Sandtray Therapist-Provider (ICST-P), providing trainings to mental health providers.

Sandra holds a 65-hour Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault (DV/SA) certificate. Sandra is experienced in crisis intervention and Trauma Informed Therapies and continues to work with survivors of emotional / relational / developmental traumatic experiences with clients of all ages using an integrative client-centered approach. Sandra has a passion for inspiring, empowering, and equipping others.