The National Child Traumatic Stress Network published Secondary Traumatic Stress: A Fact Sheet for Child-Serving Professionals. The factsheet defines secondary traumatic stress, explains how it relates to similar conditions, and describes how it can affect the lives of the professionals involved in the care of traumatized children and families.
The factsheet is divided into six sections:
• How individuals experience secondary traumatic stress
• Understanding who is at risk
• Identifying secondary traumatic stress
• Strategies for prevention
• Strategies for intervention
• Worker resiliency in trauma-informed systems: Essential elements

The Fact Sheet is available at: (724 KB)