Research shows that working with individuals and families that have experienced trauma can, and does, have an impact on our overall emotional well-being. No matter what your role is in the multi-disciplinary team you are not shielded from the effects of this exposure. This presentation will describe the ways in which secondary traumatic stress impacts us professionally and personally. Specific suggestions will be offered to address this issue on an organizational and individual level.
Differentiate between primary trauma and secondary traumatic stress.
List at least 3 common symptoms of secondary traumatic stress.
List at least 2 strategies agencies can employ to help staff deal with secondary traumatic stress.