Managing Secondary Trauma Stress

This curriculum will help parents and caregivers learn what secondary trauma is, how it differs from burn-out, and what causes secondary trauma. Understanding where secondary trauma begins and defining the common symptoms will help parents and caregivers connect with the impacts in their home, on themselves and other children in the home. Parents and caregivers will also learn tools to manage both the risk factors for secondary trauma and the symptoms the family might be experiencing, with the goal of caring well for self and the children in the home.

Parents will leave the support group with a better understanding of the following topics.

  • What secondary trauma is and the impacts it has on the family.
  • Who is at risk for secondary trauma and how to mitigate the risk factors.
  • What are the practical tools to manage secondary trauma and the symptoms or behaviors that impact family members.


*This curriculum includes a video, facilitator guide, and handouts.

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