On-line Journal on Secondary Trauma

The Center for Advance Studies in Child Welfare has just released its 2012 Issue of CW360.  The journal, available on-line, includes 24 articles on secondary traumatic stress (STS) which is the impact on workers from exposure to trauma and results from the empathic connections providers make with individual, families and communities affected by trauma.  This excellent resource provides a variety of perspectives on and solutions to STS including views expressed by foster parents and  supervisors, as well as strategies to prevent and address STS at the invididual and organizational level.  Author Joy Osofsky, PhD, identifies Reflective Supervsion as an especially important strategy to address STS. Check out the journal  here.