Olga’s reputation as trainer and speaker is built on her tremendous capacity to address challenging topics with raw candor, compassion, warmth, and humor. She creates a safe, relaxed, and supportive space where participants are validated and can share deeply about their experiences in the trauma field. Participants are invited to engage in organic process of finding practical yet profound solutions for unique challenges experienced on individual or organizational levels.
Olga trains on Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Traumatic Stress Prevention, Trauma-Informed Services, as well as personal and organizational cultures of Sustainability, Self-Care, and Wellness. Olga also speaks at Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness events as a survivor and an advocate. Trainings range from 2 hours to 2 days long events, based on your preference and Olga’s availability. She is also available to do keynotes and workshops at conferences.
Our fees are flexible and we will work your budget, especially if you are a nonprofit agency. Our goal is to never make speaker fees stand in the way of trauma professionals receiving a very important, sometimes life-saving information about trauma-informed services and vicarious trauma prevention. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 561-923-0980 to schedule a training or speaking engagement for your agency. Looking forward to working with you in a very near future!
Vicarious Trauma Intervention and Prevention Series
Vicarious Trauma Prevention in 6 Easy Steps: How to Thrive in Trauma Field!
This training is your personal map on how to full productive and joyous life free of vicarious trauma. Here, you will be introduced to powerful tools which will transform your life:
1. A profoundly simple yet life changing #1 Rated Vicarious Trauma Prevention and Self-Care Tool by Trauma Professionals!
2. Eye opening connections between physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual, personal, and professional dimensions of your life and your overall health.
3. Vicarious Trauma Assessment Tool to let you know if you are at risk!
4. Multitude of simple but powerful exercises to make immediate, lasting changes in overall quality of your life.
5. Fantastic Bonus! Step-by-step guide to implement, empower, and sustain an organizational culture of vicarious trauma prevention and sustainability at your workplace!
Organizational Culture of Vicarious Trauma Prevention and Sustainability
The research collected in the past twenty years is consistent: trauma professionals are at very high risk for vicarious trauma, the results of which are burnout, depression, emotional exhaustion, and turnover. The effectiveness of vicarious trauma prevention, self-care, and sustainability often rest in the hands of organizational leadership. In this workshop you will learn how to:
1. Measure your organization’s risk for vicarious trauma
2. Recognize and prevent processes of post-traumatic reactivity common in trauma organizations
3. Assess your organization’s culture of vicarious trauma prevention and sustainability
4. Utilize leadership and staff tools provided for maintaining vicarious trauma-free life at your workplace.
5. Create sustainable, empowering, and healthy work environment for your clients and staff.
Trauma Professional, Heal Thyself: Your Vicarious Trauma Prevention and Sustainability Plan
Helping people who suffer can be difficult, traumatic, and draining. Thousands of trauma professionals struggle with depression, obesity, immune disorders, addiction, and anxiety, frequently the result of vicarious trauma. In this workshop, you will:
1. Discover powerful, real life tools for addressing and transforming vicarious trauma.
2. Learn and practice effective techniques for self-soothing, renewal, and transformation
3. Find out how to maintain life balance by nurturing 6 important dimensions of yourself.
4. Create your own personal vicarious trauma prevention and sustainability plan.
5. Uncover how to create a thriving, full, and cherished life free of vicarious trauma.
Also in these series:
Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, and Burnout: What Does It All Really Mean?
Victim Advocate, Heal Thyself: Real Tools for Addressing and Transforming Vicarious Trauma
Vicarious Trauma and Sex Offender Management
Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse and Vicarious Trauma
Trauma-informed Services and Organizations Series
Understanding Trauma in Trauma-Informed Care
According to trauma informed framework, most individuals seeking domestic violence, sexual assault, and other public health-related services, have complex, and sometimes life-long, trauma histories. These experiences often lead to mental health and co-occurring disorders, such as chronic health conditions, substance use, disordered eating patterns, and contact with criminal justice system. In this training you will:
• Learn about the inter-connected patterns of trauma, attachment and brain development.
• Explore various types of trauma and its importance to trauma-related agencies.
• Discover how trauma-informed care leads to a more effective interventions and healing.
Creating Trauma-Informed Services and Organizations: Outreach, Assessment, Advocacy, and Service Delivery
The concept of trauma-informed services and organizations has been a hot topic trauma fields. This information is sometimes fragmented and confusing. What exactly is trauma-informed and what are its applications in “real life”? In this training you will:
• Discover five major organizational components of trauma-informed care.
• Learn the theoretical framework behind trauma-informed systems and services.
• Receive practical tool for becoming an effective trauma-informed organization.
Trauma Informed Accessibility: Serving Survivors with Mental Health and Substance Use Considerations, Rethinking Shelter Rules
The term trauma-informed is used to describe agencies and services that incorporate an understanding of the pervasiveness and impact of trauma; designed to reduce retraumatization; support healing and resilience; and address the root causes of abuse and violence. In this training you will:
• Assess your program’s trauma-informed readiness and accessibility.
• Explore program/shelter rules, disability rights, and consumer advocacy.
• Learn how to increase your program’s trauma informed accessibility.
• Discover how to provide the most effective and inclusive services to survivors with mental health and substance use considerations.
Also in these series:
Trauma Informed and Gender Responsive Care: Serving Women Survivors of Violence with Co-Occurring Disorders
Best Practices for Trauma-Informed and Gender-Responsive Services and Organizations
Realities Of Shelter Life: Trauma-Informed Tools, Real Solutions
Understanding Trauma-Informed Approach to Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocacy
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness Months Testimony Series
Life After Death: Domestic Violence Murder and Those Left Behind
I tell my personal story of surviving incredibly violent childhood, culminating in my father murdering my mother when I was 10 years old. Having lived through bullying, poverty, sexual abuse, addiction, and torture of survivor’s guilt, I eventually found solace in domestic violence prevention work, and helping other women on their way to sobriety, self-love, and self-compassion. Read my blog entry about my experiences here.
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