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Comprehensive, Culturally Approriate, and Competency-Based Workforce Development.
Secondary Trauma for Child Welfare Supervisors eLearning
Level: Advanced Practice – Supervisor, Manager
Intended Audience: Child Welfare Supervisors and Managers
Description of Course: This one hour eLearning course addresses secondary traumatic stress (STS) for child welfare supervisors and managers and includes strategies to prevent and intervene to mitigate the impact of STS with child welfare staff.
Define secondary traumatic stress (STS) and its impact on child welfare staff (workers and supervisors)
Define the terms “Direct Trauma”, “Burn-out, “Compassion Fatigue” and Vicarious Trauma” in relation to STS
Identify why child welfare staff are vulnerable to STS and the need for child welfare staff to become trauma-informed
Identify symptoms of secondary trauma in child welfare workers and supervisors
Identify strategies for preventing the development of STS at the individual and organizational level
STS vs. direct trauma
The difference between STS and burn out, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma