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Community resilience and secondary trauma
Maintaining well-being in the public service workforce

Level: 3 | Modules: 1 | Hours: 10

Trauma is catching! Anyone who works with traumatised people may find at some point that they are affected by secondary trauma, developing similar signs and indicators of trauma to the people they are with. Secondary trauma is particularly likely in situations where the whole population is facing major stress. This course enables learners to understand key issues about the impact of secondary trauma on individuals, organisations and support networks, and then practice and develop skills in recognition, prevention and management of those effects.

Target audience: Public services workforce

Learning outcomes / assessment criteria

  1. Understand the impact of living and working with traumatised people
    1. Identify key members of the network surrounding a traumatised person
    2. Describe the signs and indicators of secondary traumatic stress (STS) for individuals and within the network, identifying factors which increase resilience
    3. Explain the risk factors for disorder (STSD) developing from secondary stress (STS)
    4. Outline the key factors which promote recovery from STS and STSD
  2. Understand how to help prevent and manage secondary trauma in your settting
    1. Describe how to promote resilience to secondary stress
    2. Explain how to promote awareness of secondary traumatic stress disorders
    3. Describe how to promote effective teamwork and structures to prevent and aid recovery from secondary stress (STS) and secondary stress disorders (STSD)

Enrol yourself for this course

Community resilience and secondary trauma (Level 3) £16.00 + VAT

Note: If you wish to purchase open course places for distribution as an organisation, please contact us to discuss your needs.