High levels of stress have become the accepted norm in working with victims of trauma, and the effects of that stress run the risk of being ignored. Identifying physical stress triggers in the workplace is essential to building resilience. The more empathic a service provider is, the greater the risk. Ineffective supervision, large caseloads, lack of recovery time between client contacts, traumatized or complex clients, lack of team approach in the workplace, and a lack of supports to meet client/patient needs are other risk factors. A focus on prevention avoids more serious problems later. Like risk factors, there are protective factors inherent in the person and protective factors inherent in the organization. An individual approach is needed to protect service providers against vicarious trauma. Protective factors, like risk factors, are unique to the individual along with their specific personality, characteristics, and experiential background.
As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:
- Identify risk factors associated with the potential to suffer from secondary traumatic stress.
- Recognize his/her own protective factors and those within, or missing from, his/her organization.
- Discuss the concepts of compassion satisfaction, burnout, and secondary traumatic stress.
- Employ appropriate self-care strategies to guard against suffering from secondary traumatic stress.
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