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Prevalence of secondary traumatic stress among social workers

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dc.contributor.author Bride, B. E.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-03T19:24:03Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-03T19:24:03Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Bride, B. E. (2007). Prevalence of secondary traumatic stress among social workers. Social work, 52(1), 63-70. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://newriver.edu/images/stories/library/Stennett_Psychology_Articles/Prevalence%20of%20Secondary%20Traumatic%20Stress%20Among%20Social%20Workers.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/2740
dc.description.abstract Social workers are increasingly being called on to assist survivors of childhood abuse, domestic violence, violent crime, disasters, and war and terrorism. It has become increasingly apparent that the psychological effects of traumatic events extend beyond those directly affected. Secondary traumatic stress (STS) is becoming viewed as an occupational hazard of providing direct services to traumatized populations. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of STS in a sample of social workers by examining the frequency of individual symptoms; the frequency with which diagnostic criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are met; and the severity of STS levels. Results indicate that social workers engaged in direct practice are highly likely to be secondarily exposed to traumatic events through their work with traumatized populations, many social workers are likely to experience at least some symptoms of STS, and a significant minority may meet the diagnostic criteria for PTSD. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Social work en_US
dc.subject vicarious trauma en_US
dc.subject social work en_US
dc.subject secondary traumatic stress en_US
dc.title Prevalence of secondary traumatic stress among social workers en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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