The Wellness Warmline
Balancing Your Self Care With
Professional Obligations During COVID-19
Are you affected by
Exponential Vicarious Trauma (EVT)?
If you work directly with adults or children and have felt related stress or trauma from your job that has been affecting you personally, you could be experiencing the effects of Exponential Vicarious Trauma (EVT).
What Is Trauma?
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), trauma is “an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape, or natural disaster.” However, a person may experience trauma as a response to any event they find physically or emotionally threatening or harmful.