The Chadwick Center for Children & Families at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego has just released a set of trauma-informed guidelines with concrete strategies for approaching secondary traumatic stress (STS). While these guidelines were created for intended use within child welfare systems, they may be easily adapted into other child-and family-serving organizations.
These guidelines were created as part of the Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Dissemination and Implementation Project (CTISP-DI), supported by funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The guidelines highlight strategies and approaches to STS throughout 4 phases in the life of a child welfare worker (or other child-and family-serving professional), including the hiring phase, first 3 months on the job, the cumulative effect over time, and critical incidents.
The attached flyer provides information on how to access and download the guidelines on the CTISP website. This is a FREE resource and can be shared with others!