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Secondary Trauma

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The Child Trauma Academy offers several free online courses on a variety of topics, including one that people frequently seem to be searching for: secondary (or vicarious) trauma. The Cost of Caring: Secondary Traumatic Stress and the Impact of Working with High-Risk Children and Families uses slides and narrative content, including case studies, broken into 4 lessons:

  1. Introduction to secondary trauma
  2. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders and secondary trauma
  3. Self-care strategies for combating secondary trauma
  4. Finding resources and getting involved

Each lesson includes as assignment or quiz: some of these might be excellent jumping off points for conversation at staff meetings or team retreats (just a thought).

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Written by Jenifer

January 9, 2009 at 9:57 am

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