In Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Compassion Fatigue/Secondary Traumatic Stress

Learning How to Navigate Secondary Traumatic Stress in the Helping Professions

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In this article, CASAT Learning presenter Fabricia Prado, LCSW, shares lessons from her lived-in experience and recovery from secondary traumatic stress including:

  1. Ask for help. Reach out anyway you can.
  2. Do not discount external and bureaucratic factors.
  3. Examine codependence and perfectionism.
  4. Learn about Trauma-Informed care and avoidance of re-traumatization.
  5. Engage in spiritual inquiry.
  6. Deepen your knowledge, get consultation and mentorship, and achieve optimal attachment.

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