Ali Mailen Perrotto

President/CEO of the Sexual Assault Resource & Counseling Center

Ali Mailen Perrotto is the President/CEO of the Sexual Assault Resource & Counseling Center (SARCC) of Lebanon & Schuylkill Counties. She holds Bachelor of Science in Social Science Economics and Philosophy, with a concentration in Women’s Studies from the University of Scranton and a master's degree in Community Psychology and Social Change from the Pennsylvania State University. She has worked as at local, state, and national agencies providing advocacy, information, and support around sexual violence victimization and prevention.

10.00 - 11.30 AM Morning Break-Out 1

Wednesday Morning 2024

Cultivating Resilience in Social Service Professionals

Social change work can take a toll on the change makers. This keynote will review the intersections of oppression and impacts on our communities and our work. Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue can feel unavoidable in our work to create healthier, more equitable communities. Research from the fields of psychology, sociology, and neurobiology can help to arm change makers with the tools they need to meet these challenges head on. Individuals and organizations can employ strategies that promote resilience and reduce the physical, psychological, and emotional impacts of vicarious trauma. This workshop will specifically explore one local organization’s approach to enhancing structural approaches to promoting vicarious resilience in care-workers.

This sessions is eligible for 1.5 CEs.
Choose 1 of 3 morning break-outs.