WHAT IS VICARIOUS TRAUMA?

absorbing of another person’s trauma.

It affects your physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual health.

IT AFFECTS 75%+ OF INTERPRETERS

Studies show 75%+ of interpreters experience some symptoms of

Vicarious Trauma,
Burnout,
& Increased stress

WHY SHOULD WE ADDRESS THIS?

“Interpreters seem to experience vicarious trauma differently than other professionals providing aid since they do more than witness the trauma; they channel it.”

Source: “Vicarious Trauma and the Professional Interpreter” in Psychology Today (August 2, 2013)

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