The Ripple Effects of Trauma

The Ripple Effects of Trauma
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 8:30am - 4:30pm

Audience: Victim advocates, educators, attorneys, law enforcement, mental health workers, medical professionals and all allied professionals who assist crime victims
Method: In-person Instructor-led
Instructor: Elizabeth Vermilyea
Registration deadline: 5/20/19
Cost: $75 per person, $99 per person after April 19

Lunch will be provided.

If not processed, trauma can cause ripple effects that become disruptive to the person’s emotional well-being and life. Elizabeth Vermilyea, PhD, will discuss the impact on victims, loved ones and helpers. This training will address the challenging issues associated with victimization and relationships. You’ll also learn valuable skills for managing emotions, traumatic stress symptoms and related impacts of trauma. Participants will also learn about self-care for advocates and allied professionals.

Instructor Bio

Elizabeth Vermilyea, PhD, has been working exclusively with trauma survivors and the people who advocate for them since 1991. She is an independent consultant specializing in traumatic stress consultation, training and program development. Vermilyea provides substantive, interactive workshops on symptom management, compassion fatigue/vicarious traumatization, trauma-informed care, trauma-informed leadership, differential diagnosis, ethics, self-injury, trauma and addiction, and addressing trauma in medical settings. Vermilyea is the author of Growing Beyond Survival: A Self-help Toolkit for Addressing Symptoms of Traumatic Stress and co-author of Risking Connection in Faith Communities: A Training Curriculum for Faith Leaders Supporting Trauma Survivors


NEVAA has been a grant-funded program that brings training to students and professionals who work with victims of crime and has served more than 200 advocates in the Nebraska community since its launch in 2013. In October 2018, NEVAA became a Creighton University program that offers nationally accredited training to students and professionals who work with (or will work with) victims of crime.

Education Credit

Mental Health & Social Work
The Board of Mental Health does not pre-approve continuing education course offerings, but may accept as continuing education for licensure and certification renewal, learning experiences, provided they are planned and conducted for mental health practitioners and if they are related to mental health practice.  Continuing education offerings for individuals who hold a social work certificate, but are not licensed as a mental health practitioner, must relate to the practice of social work.  Each professional is responsible for their own certification.

Creighton University, Mike and Josie Harper Center
602 N. 20th St.
Room 3028
Omaha, NE 68178
United States