Secondary Traumatic Stress

This series was developed by the NCTSN Secondary Traumatic Stress collaborative group, in partnership with the Schools Committee, Terrorism and Disaster Committee, and Culture Consortium. The series addresses the complex impact of secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout. Prevention and intervention strategies are addressed at various levels within an organization. The webinars are intended for frontline workers, administrators, disaster response workers, mental health providers, child welfare workers, supervisors, teachers, and a general audience.

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In this webinar presenters describe risk factors for and signs of secondary traumatic stress in educators, as well as techniques for prevention and self-care.
Los ponentes abordarán la influencia de la cultura en los proveedores de salud mental para hacer frente al estrés traumático secundario (STS) y las elecciones que hacen los médicos a buscar, o buscar, no apoyan. También se explorará la manera cultural-incluida la inmigración historia-informa el trabajo de los clínicos con niños y familias que han experimentado un trauma; ilustrar la relación entre la cultura y el STS a través de un ejemplo de un caso personal, e introducir el concepto de resiliencia vicaria.
In this webinar presenters address the influence of culture on mental health providers coping with secondary traumatic stress (STS) and the choices that clinicians make to seek, or not seek, support. They explore how cultural backgroundincluding immigration historyinforms clinicians work with children and families who have experienced trauma; illustrate the relationship between culture and STS through a personal case example; and introduce the concept of vicarious resiliency. A Spanish-language version of this webinar is also available.
In this webinar presenters address the potential for secondary traumatic stress in disaster and terrorism settings and outline some recommended actions for preventing and reducing the potentially stressful impact of this work on disaster mental health providers.
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In this webinar presenters adress the impact of Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) in organizational settings. Risk management and workforce development related to STS are discussed. Participants learn strategies to reduce the impact of STS in their organizations including training, assessment, case-load management, self-care practices, and supervision.
In this webinar presenters discuss child welfare caseworkers' response to Charles Figley's definition of Secondary Traumatic Stress, outline assessing for Secondary Traumatic Stress through instruments and self-examination, and discuss strategies for coping with Secondary Traumatic Stress at the supervisor and worker level.