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Working with Children: Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care in the Time of COVID-19

Thursday, April 8
12 – 1:30 p.m.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have been exposed to intense stressors and traumatic experiences on a daily basis. Professionals face not only trauma exposure from the families and children with whom they work, but also their own uncertainties and hardships caused by the pandemic.

Join us for a panel discussion on managing vicarious trauma and taking moments for your own mental well-being while working in child welfare. Our panelists will reflect on their experiences, offer solutions to cope with second-hand trauma, and create a space for individuals to remember the importance of their personal well-being.

Shirley Gatenio Gabel, Ph.D., Mary Ann Quaranta Chair for Social Justice for Children at Fordham University, will moderate.


  • Elisabeth Liu, M.S.W., clinical manager, Foster Care, New York Foundling
  • Mary Pulido, M.S.W., Ph.D., executive director, New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  • Derek Tice-Brown, M.S.W., Ph.D., RYT, assistant professor, Fordham Graduate School of Social Service

This event is co-sponsored by the New York Foundling.


This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.