New NCTSN Fact Sheet on Secondary Traumatic Stress Suports Reflective Supervision

In a new fact sheet on secondary traumatic stress (STS), The National Childhood Traumatic Network (NCTSN) defines STS as the emotional duress that results when an individual hears about the firsthand trauma experiences of another. Its symptoms mimic those of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).” According to the NCTSN the most important strategy for preventing the development of secondary traumatic stress is the triad of psychoeducation, skills training, and supervision.  In particular, NCTSN recommends Reflective Supervision as a model to address STS.