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Part of our work is with families of missing and often times, sexually exploited children. The level of vicarious trauma is high, it is like a roller coaster and depending on IF, when and how the child or...
Nancy Sabin
09/04/2007
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Do you often see vicarious trauma in staff that work in hospice?
Jill
03/14/2007
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ALAN BARONE
04/21/2008
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Gretchen Thomps
04/07/2008
arrow icon Jill, I have been involved in providing Vicarious TraumaComp...
Mary Pat DeWald
04/26/2007
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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There is a predominant belief promoted about the role of mental,legal or health professionals regarding their having to detach themselves from their clients in order to aid them. Do you think this belief h...
Maritza
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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I just took the CF Self Test from ACE. I scored a 40 (high risk) for Compassion Fatique, and a 38 (high risk) for burn out. Now what do I do??
Patricia
03/14/2007
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C Bishop
02/11/2008
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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I respond to victims of DV and sexual assault in hospital emergency rooms and have noticed that in the 4 years I've been doing it, I have developed a pattern of getting lightheaded as soon as a victim of S...
Brandi
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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Please provide any information you may have with advocate certification. I am involved in the sexual assault field and would like to get some of our advocates officially certified.
Sandy
03/14/2007
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Elizabeth Burns
11/06/2007
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Please explain the difference between primary and secondary PTSD (or Compassion Fatigue/Vicarious Traumatization and PTSD). Thank you.
Paula P. Smith
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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One way I work with my staff during trainings and after is to remind them that it is ok not to think about your clients or your work all the time. Many staff, those new and experienced, have this notion th...
dawn
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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As a victim/witness advocate in a prosecutor based program for the past 20 years, I sometimes find myself losing patience with some victims of domestic violence-who have continually been involved in the co...
Mary Kay
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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Ebony
03/14/2007
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I would like to know how you can prevent vicarious trauma in the work place.
Nichole
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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Is keeping a journal a good idea, when working with survivors of Domestic Violence?
Gina
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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Traumatic events such as the Vietnam War reportedly had more victims dying from suicide than from combat. These traumas were of course witnessed and taken to heart by the professionals aiding them. Are th...
Maritza Parra
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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I work with the families of Homicide victims. I have found that most families prefer to tell the surviving children of the victim what happened, themselves, without professional assistance. In my opinion...
Davany
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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I wanted to make you aware of what we are doing in Massachusetts. Since 2000, the Advocate Education and Support Project has been offering an 8 or 10 week group curriculum series for advocates on secondar...
Katherine M
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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In one of the previous discussions you recommended reading books on compassion fatigue. Is there a specific book that you would recommend?
Kari
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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I just started in my job as an immigration case manager, and even though that by the client comes to me she would have already been helped by the staff at the women crisis centers, I too feel may have to h...
Claudia
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/14/2007
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What awareness and educational programs are there to help supervisors and managers become aware of this issue as well as knowing about how to best help their direct reports to deal with the issue?
William McPeck
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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I supervise therapists who provide crisis counseling to sexual assault victims during the medical/evidentiary exam following the crime. The counselor hears a detailed account of the sexual assault. Any t...
Allison Perks
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/14/2007
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How do you find support despite working in a minimally supportive work environment?
anonymous
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/14/2007
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I would like to know what we as individual social worker's can do to reduce the amount of work related stress with respect to vicarious trauma?
LHollis
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/14/2007
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What practices can be utilized by an agency or individual practicioner to minimize the effects of vicarious trauma on professionals treating offenders and victims of domestic violence?
Joan S. Farr
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/14/2007
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To what degree may we assume that vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue are in place, as a baseline stressor, for American citizens who regularly view information about the war in Iraq? How can human se...
Tab Ballis
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/14/2007
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Frequently experts in a single condition have accumulated many credentials, but have very little actual experience in the systems they seek to give advice to. Do you think it is important to have hands on ...
Tyler Carpenter
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/14/2007
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I am a Victimology major planning to go into victim counseling. Counseling classes have explained the concept of compassion fatigue and burnout. But, I am concerned with the effects of anger. I get angry...
Cynthia Benzler
03/14/2007
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C Bishop
02/25/2008
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B. Rubel
03/14/2007
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