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READINGS & RESEARCH


Addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Child Welfare Staff- Child Welfare Practice Brief


Source:

National Child  Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

Child Welfare


About:

This brief is intended for child welfare providers and stakeholders who are working on building trauma-informed practice into their agency. Some key points include responding to STS in staff, creating a smoother transition into foster care and recognizing parents who have experienced trauma.


Understanding Secondary Traumatic Stress for CAC Workers


Source:

National Child  Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

General


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In this fact sheet on the NCTSN Learning Center, tips are given to child advocacy center (CAC) workers on secondary traumatic stress, as well as details about who is impacted and how a CAC can respond to it.


Organizational Support & Turnover Intention


Source:

National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI)

Audience:

Child Welfare


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This one-page summary outlines critical findings and implications from a study that examined leader-member exchange (the relationship between supervisors and caseworkers) and perceived organizational support in mediating turnover intention and role stress (Kim, A., & Mor Barak, M.E. (2015).


What Is Organizational Health


Source:

TEND Academy

Audience:

General


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This brief PDF discusses how workplace trauma exposure affects organizational health and introduces strategies to help high stress, trauma-exposed organizations assess their functional capacity and develop a framework to understand organizational health.


Secondary Traumatic Stress


Source:

National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI)

Audience:

Child Welfare


About:

This handout presents an overview of the STS literature, including common symptoms of STS and suggestions for workers.


CW 360 Secondary Trauma and the Child Welfare Workforce


Source:

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, School of Social Work, University of MN

Audience:

Child Welfare


About:

This publication includes articles that focus on practices and perspectives on the topic of secondary traumatic stress in the field of child welfare.


Using the Secondary Traumatic Stress Core Competencies in Trauma-Informed Supervision


Source:

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, School of Social Work, University of MN

Audience:

General


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This fact sheet is intended for supervisors to guide and develop their understanding of the core competencies of STS in order to provide better support to workers experiencing secondary trauma.

Resilience After Violence


Source:

National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI)

Audience:

Child Welfare


About:

This one-page summary provides an overview of the prevalence of workplace violence in child welfare, and introduces prevention strategies and a framework for responding to violence (Strolin-Goltzman, J., Kollar, S., Shea, K., Walcott, C., & Ward, S., 2016).

Tools To Reduce Vicarious Trauma, Secondary Trauma & Compassion Fatigue


Source:

TEND Academy

Audience:

General


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This document answers the question of what individuals can do personally and professionally to reduce the negative stress-related effects of work.

 

A Components-Based Practice and Supervision Model for Reducing Compassion Fatigue by Affecting Clinician Experience


Source:

Traumatology

Audience:

General


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This article introduces the Components for Enhancing Clinician Engagement and Reducing Trauma (CE-CERT) model developed by Brian Miller and Ginny Sprang.


Secondary Traumatic Stress: A fact sheet for Child-Serving Professionals


Source:

National Child  Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Audience:

General


About:

This fact sheet describes how individuals experience STS and discusses essential elements to address STS


What About You? A workbook for Those Who Work with Others


Source:

National Center on Family Homelessness

Audience:

General


About:

This workbook designed for use by individuals or teams to explore the impact of working in trauma exposed environments and tools to address the impacts of STS.


Examining Internal and External Job Resources in Child Welfare: Protecting against caseworker burnout.


Source:

National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI)

Audience:

Child Welfare


About:

This one-page summary outlines critical findings and implications from a study that looked at the relationship between burnout and job demands and external and internal resources among caseworkers.


Warning Signs: Vicarious Trauma, Secondary Traumatic Stress and Compassion Fatigue


Source:

TEND Academy

Audience:

General


About:

This document goes over  physical, behavioral, and emotional warning signs of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma and directs you to helpful resources and tools, including resources from the TEND Academy website.