Trauma-Informed Lens Podcast

Episode 58: Role of Staff Supervision in your Trauma-Informed Journey

Posted on October 23, 2018

Episode 58: Role of Staff Supervision in your Trauma-Informed Journey

Podcasters: Matthew Bennett, Curt Mower, & Dr. Jerry Yager

In this episode, Matt, Curt, and Jerry take on the question presented in Matt’s previous mini-episode, can you be trauma-informed without a robust staff supervision structure. Some disciplines like social work and mental health have such structures while the health care and education professions usually lack such supports. We know working with people with trauma puts professionals at risk for vicarious trauma, secondary trauma, and burnout. We will examine the role of supervision in trauma-informed organizations and characteristics that make it effective.

Discussion questions:

  1. How have you used supervision as part of your self-care plan?
  2. Are there ways for your programs/organization to integrate a more robust supervision structure as part of its trauma-informed journey?
  3. In your opinion what are the characteristics of effective supervision and what would you like from a supervisor?

Listen now: Episode 58: Role of Staff Supervision in your Trauma-Informed Journey

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