STS AND VT Slides.pdf

TIC Toolbox Strategy Session: Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) & Vicarious Trauma (VT)

This session provides an opportunity to learn about two potential impacts of doing work that involves bearing witness to others’ stress and trauma: secondary traumatic stress and vicarious trauma. In addition to exploring the signs and symptoms of each of these phenomena, the session provides some simple individual, leadership, and health center-level strategies to manage these impacts and prevent them from occurring in the future.