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Empirical Evidence of Secondary Traumatic Stress in Child Protection Service Workers: Recommendations for Policy and Practice (Workshop 32)
This workshop reports on the results of a study conducted to measure secondary traumatic stress (STS) among social workers doing child protective service work. The study was part of an evaluation of an innovative training program on STS and 450 child protection workers, supervisors, and managers in one state. In regard to STS, 53.5 percent of the respondents scored in the extremely high-risk and 37.6 percent in the moderate to high-risk categories. The session addresses ways STS can be mitigated through education about the phenomenon, effective self-care, individual coping skills, social support, and effective supervision.
Kim Shackelford, M.S.W.
University of Mississippi
Department of Social Work
Jo Pryce, Ph.D. M.S.W.
University of Alabama
School of Social Work
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