Karen Kalergis

Northeastern University

Karen Kalergis spent 22 years in victim services in government, nonprofit, and university settings, focusing her efforts on how the work we do as victim service providers impacts us. She has held key roles in two major initiatives funded by the Office for Victims of Crime that brought new tools to the field to build resiliency and address vicarious trauma. At The University of Texas at Austin, Karen was Project Director for the Resiliency Project, which created and piloted an organizational resiliency model for child abuse agencies. Karen is now Product Coordinator for the Vicarious Trauma Toolkit, a project at Northeastern University to develop and pilot an online repository for first responder and victim service organizations to become more vicarious trauma-informed.

Kalergis, Karen