Media and social media are more interwoven with our lives than ever before, with limited control over the amount and type of content we consume. Regardless of how many accounts you have or how often you check your phone, social media and the media impact how we understand the world, build connection, and access each other, making the boundaries between our physical and digital selves more complex.
Understanding what this means for trauma survivors is critical to the healing process and avoiding re-traumatization. By identifying the intersection between trauma and media, we can empower survivors with information on consuming media content and utilize best practices that can protect us from secondary and vicarious trauma.
During this Webinar, we will:
- Discuss the prevalence of media consumption in our lives and the “filter bubble” that controls what we view
- Explain how we may experience direct trauma, indirect trauma and re-traumatization through media
- Identify the pros and cons to social media and other technologies in the healing process
- Review best practices for survivors and victim service providers in using social media and consuming media content, including the ethical imperative to set boundaries in our digital lives.
This webinar was pre-approved for 1 CEU credit by the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP)® and the DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP). Founded in 1975, the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States and is the recognized leader in victim advocacy, education and credentialing. To learn more about NOVA, visit trynova.org.