Scientists who study trauma and Healthcare Providers who care for patients – often suffer from Secondary Trauma.
Secondary Trauma stress is the emotional stress that results when an individual hears about or witnesses traumatic experiences of another.
* At home
* Living in society
* At work
First Responders and people working in healthcare are more likely to have a personal history of trauma and adversity.
Hearing others’ stories can trigger our old memories.
It is hard to witness the pain and fear that others have witnessed.
Through training, we can take steps to
> minimize secondary trauma from others’ stories,
> become aware of their own history, and
> avoid burnout while working on own recovery
Resources about Secondary Trauma