Promoting Resilient Workforces: Workplace Strategies to Address Impacts of Trauma and Domestic Violence

Date: Wednesday, October 18th, 2023 
Time: 8am HST/11am PST/12pm MST/1pm CST/2pm EST 
Duration: 60 minutes

Spanish and ASL interpretation will be provided.

Description: Violence affects health care staff both directly and indirectly. Health centers (HC) can implement policies to help staff who experience issues such as intimate partner violence (IPV), stalking, sexual harassment, and other forms of gender-based violence, both inside and outside of the workplace. Furthermore, HCs need practical strategies to enhance staff well-being, to minimize secondary and vicarious trauma when caring for patients who have experienced abuse and trauma. 

This webinar will provide HCs with trauma-informed and adaptable tools and techniques to implement within their current supervisory and institutional practices. Staff from Health Partners on IPV +Exploitation and Workplaces Respond (projects of Futures Without Violence) will describe the impacts IPV, and vicarious trauma have on staff and patients, as well as how workplaces can better support wellness for staff and patients. A model IPV protocol will be shared to address employee safety in the workplace. Participants will assess protective and risk factors within their workplace practices to identify three actions to create workplaces free from DV, stalking and sexual harassment.  

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this webinar participants will be able to:

1. Define how vicarious trauma impacts workers, the workplace, and patients.

2. Assess a workplace’s protective and risk factors for vicarious trauma.

3. Identify how the core elements of resilience and trauma-informed practice can be applied in the workplace as a whole.

4. List three actions that can be immediately implemented to support staff wellness and resilience.


  • Sarah Gonzalez (She/Her), Associate Director, Workplace & Economic Justice, Futures Without Violence
  • Kimberly S.G. Chang, MD, MPH, (She/Hers), Family Physician, Director of Human Trafficking and Healthcare Policy, Asian Health Services
  • Megha Rimal, MSW (She/Hers), Program Specialist, Health and Workplace & Economic Justice, Futures Without Violence


Questions? Please email Megha Rimal at

Type: Webinar

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