SECONDARY TRAUMATIC STRESS
Secondary traumatic stress (STS; also called “compassion fatigue”) and vicarious traumatization are conceptualized as reactions to the emotional demands on people from exposure to trauma survivors’ terrifying, horrifying, and shocking images; strong, chaotic affect; and intrusive traumatic memories.
Who would benefit?
People who want to understand practical & emotional support strategies to assist themselves and colleagues to minimize the risks in the management of day to day issues which have the potential to overwhelm
- Understand the physical and emotional responses associated with STS.
- Develop strategies and ‘moderators’ for compassion fatigue
- Understand and implement the debrief process