Stress and Secondary Trauma

What we know about Pandemics and the Stress they Cause
Pandemics impact how we work, socialize, and manage our health. Read more in this post and watch an excerpt from our webinar.
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Coping in the Time of COVID: Interpreting the research to help the child welfare workforce build an understanding of pandemics, learn how to cope with stress and develop strategies to manage your personal life
This post highlights excerpts, by topic, from our experts who presented Coping in the Time of COVID, a recent national webinar.
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Building Resilience and Optimism – The Experience of a Nebraska Child and Family Services Specialist
In this video, Gage Latscha, a Nebraska Child and Family Services Specialist discusses the importance of optimism in his job.
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My Experience with Resilience Alliance in Ohio
This blog post is written by a caseworker in Ohio who is participating in the state's workforce strengthening initiative. She describes the impact of turnover and her experience with Resilience Alliance and supportive supervision.
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Nebraska Progress Update – Addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress
Nebraska is building resiliency to address worker turnover. This post provides an update on their implementation of CFS Strong, a three-part model to address secondary trauma among child welfare workers and supervisors.
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Strategies to Improve Child Welfare Worker Retention
Many organizations & teams are looking for answers to the challenge of worker turnover in child welfare. This blog post highlights research and strategies described in several publications and discusses the connection to the work being done by the QIC-WD.
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CFS Strong – Building a Resilient Workforce
“It’s extremely important that we have a continuum of care, much like we do for the families that we serve,” said one Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Children and Family Services (CFS) Area Administrator.
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Coach Ohio - The View from the Site Implementation Manager
The Ohio Site Implementation Manager shares his experience leading their QIC-WD project, Coach Ohio.
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Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Child Welfare Workers
There is growing evidence to suggest that child welfare workers are experiencing high levels of secondary traumatic stress (STS) as a result of exposure to traumatized clients in crisis (e.g., Barbee, et al, 2018). The Quality Improvement Center on Workfo
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CFS Strong - Building a Resilient Workforce
This video, created by the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services, summarizes CFS Strong, the Nebraska initiative to strengthen their workforce as part of the QIC-WD.
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