EM306 Trauma Healing & Compassion Fatigue 3 hours

This course offers students the tools for addressing trauma and breaking the cycle of violence. The course will draw on findings from multiple fields for building healthy, resilient individuals and communities. In addition, a portion of the class will focus on the issues encountered by those who operate in environments that impose high stress, often referred to as secondary trauma or compassion fatigue.  A large portion of the course will be the development of personal disciplines (emotional, physical, spiritual) in maintaining a prolonged presence in settings of high stress.