Working in trauma saturated environments: the psychosocial wellbeing of domestic abuse service providers

Date and time
Wednesday 3 July 2024 - 4pm - 5pm BST
Location
Room: A Virtual Event
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Entry fee: Free

Michele Burman presents highlights from research into the increased complexity of the needs of survivors. Michele explores the expansion of workloads and the associated personal and professional costs of those working in this field.

Presented by Michele Burman CBE Professor of Criminology, University of Glasgow

Drawing on findings from a multi-method research study exploring the psychosocial wellbeing of women who provide a wide range of specialist support and services for women and girls, this webinar is given by Michele Burman CBE Professor of Criminology, University of Glasgow. Michele presents qualitative interview data with women who provide specialist support to women subjected to domestic abuse. 

Michele highlights the increased complexity of need of survivors, the expansion of workloads and the personal and professional costs and consequences for those working in this sector. Michele explores the relevance and applicability of the concept of vicarious resilience for this sector and offers thoughts on mitigating practices to reduce and manage the effects of close working with traumatized populations.

Michele Burman CBE is Professor of Criminology within the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) at the University of Glasgow.

Michele has enjoyed a lengthy research career. Informed by feminist theory and praxis, her work centres on gender and justice; it has led to widely cited publications and had impact on policy, legislation and practice.

Michele was Co Editor-in-Chief of the journal Criminology and Criminal Justice for 5 years and a subpanel member for Social Work/Social Policy) in REF 2014 and 2021 and is currently President-Elect of the European Society of Criminology. 

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