Secondary Traumatic Stress
Tonya Cook, MSW, PhD Candidate
Anna Carpenter, MSW/MPH Candidate
Patricia Shannon, PhD
This module introduces secondary traumatic stress (STS) and its impact on the child welfare system and workforce. Specifically, this module seeks to explain:
- the prevalence of STS among child welfare workers,
- the impact of STS on child welfare services provided to families and children,
- individual and organizational risk factors that lead to STS, and
- strategies for reducing STS in the child welfare system and its workforce.
Watch the Module
Taking the Quiz and Earning Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)
At the end of this module, you will be given a choice to connect to the quiz for the module. Upon successful completion of the quiz (80% or above correct), there will be a link to a secure site to pay a minimal fee for the CEHs and receive a CEH completion certificate. The module has a value of 1 CEH ($15.00).