The Southwest Baptist University Department of Behavioral Sciences and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program partnered with Polk County House of Hope to offer a seminar on burnout, vicarious trauma, and stress contagion to SBU students, faculty and staff on Friday, Oct. 10. The presentation was given by Jennifer Dochler, MSW, education and outreach coordinator for the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and Dr. Christine Saladino, director of the BSW program, said this event was just one way to bring attention to this issue.
“We were pleased to partner with House of Hope to bring the MCADSV training to campus in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month,” Saladino said. “Dochler shared information that is critical to anyone who will be working with persons who have encountered trauma.”
Approximately 60 participants attended the three-hour seminar. For more information about the SBU Department of Behavioral Sciences, please contact Dr. Shelley Kilpatrick, department chair, at (417) 328-1735 or skilpatrick@SBUniv.edu. For more information about the SBU BSW program, please contact Saladino at (417) 328-1740 or csaladino@SBUniv.edu.