The following opportunity has been shared on behalf of a member or affiliate of the Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network (4ABHN).

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TAASA SANE Series: May Webinars

May 17th at 12pm CT

Helping the Helper: Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma -Recognizing Signs, Symptoms and How to Care for Yourself.


Life is busy and we often forget to care for ourselves because we get lost in caring for those around us. This presentation is focused on the providers within trauma based care services. Recognizing what our mind, bodies, and souls are telling us is key to long lasting resiliency in this line of work. This presentation will help you define vicarious trauma, burnout, compassion fatigue and contributing factors. Furthermore we will help you recognize signs and symptoms you may experience as you are challenged with these barriers. Lastly, together we will work on creating a list of self-care activities.

1. Define vicarious trauma, burnout, and compassion fatigue and contributing factors.
2. Identify signs & symptoms of these elements.
3. Design a set of self care activities to aid in preventing these elements.

Katelynne Gonzalez LPC, MA, is a patient advocate with Texas Forensic Nurse Examiners. Her masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling was obtained at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas in May 2017. She also received her Bachelors Degree from Sam Houston State University where she double majored in Psychology and Criminal Justice in August 2014. While in graduate school, she interned at Montgomery County Women’s Center (MCWC) where she completed a 40 hour Office of the Attorney General training on working with survivors of sexual assault. At MCWC, she provided trauma-focused counseling services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault of all ages while under supervision by Vicki Zarate, LCSW.

Rachelle Gleason, BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P currently serves as Forensic Nurse Examiner for Texas Forensic Nurse Examiners. She has been a nurse for 16 years, serving in various roles in critical care, leadership, ER, and forensics. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Nursing Education through WGU.

When: May 17, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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May 27th 2pm-3pm CT

Co-located advocacy and forensic nursing: a central Texas success story


Join us to discuss the joys and challenges of intimate collaboration between busy advocacy and forensic nursing programs. We’ll review six years of data and practice improvements and share how to build a coherent dual practice. Take home concrete examples of issues we’ve worked through like incorporating anti-oppression work so you don’t have to!

Presenters: Ix Chel Morrison and Jenny Black

Ixchel Morrison is the Director of Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy at The SAFE Alliance in Austin, Texas, where she has worked for 15 years. She served two terms on the steering committee of Austin-Travis County’s Sexual Assault Response and Resources Team. She is the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Advocacy Award from TAASA, served in the Peace Corps in El Salvador, and holds a BA in Spanish from Austin College.

When: May 27, 2021 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.