Secondary traumatic stress of service providers who practice with survivors of family or sexual violence: A national survey of social workers
Family violence, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Secondary traumatic stress, Sexual assault, Social workers
Smith College Studies in Social Work
Past research demonstrates that professionals helping survivors of family violence or sexual assault are at risk of experiencing secondary traumatic stress. Although social workers frequently provide services to these families, the risk of exhibiting secondary traumatic stress symptoms has rarely been investigated. Using a national sample (N >= 154), this research project examines the prevalence and severity of secondary traumatic stress among social workers who assist survivors of family violence or sexual assault. Implications for social work practice are also discussed. © 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
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Choi, Ga Young, "Secondary traumatic stress of service providers who practice with survivors of family or sexual violence: A national survey of social workers" (2011). Faculty Publications. 2002.