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  • What is Vicarious Trauma?

    Vicarious trauma refers to the emotional and psychological distress experienced by individuals who are exposed to the traumatic experiences of others. It can occur when a person hears about, witnesses, or works with individuals who have experienced trauma.

    This type of trauma can affect professionals who work with trauma survivors such as therapists, social workers, and emergency responders, as well as family members, friends, or even community members who hear about or witness traumatic events.

    The effects of vicarious trauma can include symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), such as intrusive thoughts, avoidance behaviors, and hypervigilance. It can also lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, and emotional exhaustion, as well as difficulties with interpersonal relationships and a loss of meaning and purpose in life.

    Moreover, vicarious trauma can also negatively impact the ability of professionals to effectively help those in need. This is because it can lead to a decreased sense of empathy and compassion, and can cause individuals to become emotionally detached from their work and the people they are trying to help.

    Therefore, it is essential to acknowledge the significance of vicarious trauma and to prioritize self-care and support for those who are at risk of experiencing it. This includes providing education and resources to help individuals recognize the signs of vicarious trauma, access mental health support, and implement effective coping strategies.

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  • Benefits of Adding Flashcards to Your EPPP Study Plan

    Flashcards can be an effective study tool for many people, including those preparing for the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP). Flashcards can help you memorize key concepts and terminology, and they can be a useful tool for reviewing material quickly and efficiently. Flashcards serve as a good addition to a diverse study plan that contains multiple study materials like practice exams, quizzes, study volumes, workshops, and audio lectures. Flashcards can provide several benefits, including:

    • Active recall: Flashcards require you to actively recall information rather than passively reviewing it. This makes it easier for you to remember the information in the long-term.
    • Efficient learning: Flashcards allow you to quickly review small amounts of information at a time. This makes it easier to learn and retain information without feeling overwhelmed.
    • Customizable: Flashcards can be easily customized to fit your learning needs. You can create them for any subject, level of difficulty, and learning style.
    • Portability: Flashcards are portable and can be taken anywhere. You can review them on the bus, during a break, or while waiting in line
    • Versatility: Flashcards can be used for a variety of purposes, including vocabulary, equations, definitions, historical dates, and more.

    Overall, flashcards can be an effective tool to help you learn and remember information quickly and efficiently. Flashcards can be purchased in either digital or printed format, or you can even make your own flashcards.

    Creating Your Own EPPP Flashcards

    Making your own flashcards is a great way to study and learn new information. Here are the steps to create your own flashcards:

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  • What Are Social Media Ethics?

    Social media ethics refer to a set of moral principles and guidelines that govern the behavior of individuals and organizations while using social media platforms. These ethics are designed to ensure that users of social media platforms conduct themselves in a responsible, respectful, and ethical manner.

    Some of the key principles of social media ethics include:

    1. Transparency: Individuals and organizations should be transparent about their identity, affiliation, and interests while engaging with others on social media platforms.
    2. Respect: Users of social media platforms should respect the privacy, dignity, and rights of others and should avoid engaging in behavior that is derogatory, abusive, or offensive.
    3. Responsibility: Users of social media platforms should take responsibility for the content they share and ensure that it is accurate, truthful, and not misleading.
    4. Authenticity: Users of social media platforms should be authentic and avoid engaging in behavior that is deceitful or manipulative.
    5. Accountability: Users of social media platforms should be accountable for their actions and should be prepared to accept the consequences of their behavior.

    Adhering to social media ethics is essential for building trust and credibility with audiences and ensuring that social media platforms remain safe and respectful spaces for all users.

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