Stress and Secondary Trauma

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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Nebraska: Addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS)
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services will address STS among child welfare workers and supervisors.
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Nebraska Selects a Workforce Intervention: Addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) workforce intervention will address secondary traumatic stress (STS) among frontline staff and supervisors.
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Ohio: Supportive Coaching Model & Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS)
Discussion of the role of supervision and coaching in child welfare agencies and describes how secondary traumatic stress (STS) can impact workers.
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Ohio Selects and Begins Installation of a Workforce Intervention: Coach Ohio: Promoting Resilience and Optimism
Ohio decided to implement Coach Ohio; a supportive supervision intervention that pairs the Resilience Alliance (RA) strategy with the Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Implementation Center (ACCWIC) Coaching model.
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