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The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit

NCJ Number
250647
Date Published
Agencies
OVC
Annotation
This Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT), the first-of-its-kind online kit, is designed to assist those who provide services to victims of traumatic experiences in coping with the personal, physical, emotional, and mental impact of interacting with and serving these victims (vicarious trauma).
Abstract
Research shows that vicarious trauma, when left unaddressed, can lead to staff burnout, turnover, stress, and a lesser quality of services for victims. This OVC toolkit offers guidance to help organizations strengthen their ability to address work-related exposure to trauma. The toolkit was updated in October 2018 to include the "Blueprint for a Vicarious Trauma-Informed Organization" to help organizations begin the process of becoming more trauma-informed.
Date Created: November 26, 2018