Vicarious Traumatization

Introductory Information on Vicarious Traumatization


These webpages, Concepts of Vicarious Traumatization, and its companion webpages, Identifying Vicarious Traumatization and Managing Vicarious Traumatization, reflect the research, writing, and experiences of Jean Koh Peters, as she applied the writing and research of Laurie Anne Pearlman and Karen Saakvitne to law practice. Each webpage draws substantially from Jean’s chapter on Vicarious Traumatization in her book Representing Children in Child Protective Proceedings: Ethical & Practical Dimensions, 2nd ed., 2001. In addition to the information included in these webpages, an additional resource for teaching all three aspects of Vicarious Traumatization can be found here <hyperlink to LSO resource>.