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Self Care / Vicarious Trauma Content Topic Results

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January 2009

ProQOL Assessment Instrument

The ProQOL (Professional Quality of Life Elements Theory and Measurement) is the most commonly used measure of the negative and positive effects of helping others who experience suffering and trauma. The ProQOL has sub-scales for compassion satisfaction, burnout, and compassion fatigue.
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January 2008

Vicarious Trauma Handout

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This handout addresses some of the psychological and spiritual changes that humanitarian workers may experience. It the common symptoms of vicarious trauma and provides guidance for coping.
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January 2005

A Guide to Managing Stress in Crisis Response Professions

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This guide provides basic information on the signs and symptoms of stress and offers practical strategies for stress management that can be incorporated into the daily routine of managers and workers.
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June 2003

Picking Up the Pieces After a Disaster: Important Steps for Your Safe and Speedy Recovery

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This document provides practical tips for staying safe, checking for damage, and recovering emotionally and financially after a disaster.
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January 2003

Organizational Prevention of Vicarious Trauma

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This article discusses the importance of work environment in the development of vicarious trauma problems for domestic and sexual violence workers.
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January 2001

Guidebook on Vicarious Trauma: Recommended Solutions for Anti-violence Workers

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This guidebook explores the response to vicarious trauma within certain communities and cultural groups.
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January 1996

Self-Care Assessment Worksheet

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This self-assessment checklist includes sections on physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, and professional self-care and balance.
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After the Storm - Tips for Adults: Healthy Relationships

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Recovering after a natural disaster can be difficult and relationships can be strained. This one-pager provides several tips to help ease stress and maintain healthy relationships with those around you. Also available in Spanish.
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After the Storm - Tips for Adults

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This one-pager provides several tips for adults coping with stress after a disaster. Available in English and Spanish.
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Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Secondary Trauma

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This article clearly defines trauma, PTSD, and secondary trauma and how secondary trauma affects those who work with traumatized clients.
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Self-Care Self-Assessment Checklists and Measures

This page offers various self-assessment checklists and measures to examine different aspects of ones current wellbeing. A link to a PDF file is provided for each of the measures/checklists.
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Vicarious Trauma: Bearing Witness to Another's Trauma

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This paper provides a brief discussion about what vicarious trauma is and how important it is that advocates/counselors be aware of it, recognize the warning signs, and take care of ourselves.