Coming Home to Secondary Traumatic Stress

I recently had a challenging week managing my secondary traumatic stress…


The Venn Diagram Tool: Identifying Your Risk Factors for Work-Related Stress

As helping professionals, we experience stress and trauma on a daily basis. It…


Nurse Stress

Signs & Symptoms of Empathic Strain and Secondary Traumatic Stress

Learning to recognize your signs and symptoms of empathic strain and secondary…


Low Impact Debriefing: Preventing Retraumatization

After a hard day, how do you debrief when you have heard or seen hard things?…


First Responder

Unspoken Impact of Trauma on First Responders by Michael V. Genovese

Michael V. Genovese, M.D., J.D., is the chief medical officer of Acadia…


Therapist

Reducing Unnecessary Trauma Exposure in Service Providers

Many years ago, when my dear friend Robin Cameron and I developed our very…


Insomnia

Warning Signs of Secondary Trauma and Compassion Fatigue

Learning to recognise one’s own warning signs of compassion fatigue (CF) and…


Stress

Tools to Reduce Secondary Trauma and Compassion Fatigue

“What can I do personally and professionally to reduce the negative…


Parliament Hill at Ottawa

Secondary Traumatic Stress and the Ottawa Shooting

Many people were directly impacted by the events in Ottawa last week - most…