Secondary Traumatic Stress and Posttraumatic Growth Risk and Protective Factors among American Red Cross Disaster Responders and Disaster Mental Heal
Beckmann, S. (2015). Secondary Traumatic Stress and Posttraumatic Growth: Risk and Protective Factors among American Red Cross Disaster Responders and Disaster Mental Health Workers. University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy.
The author of this doctoral dissertation presents findings from a small study of disaster volunteers and mental health disaster volunteers conducted to determine factors associated with secondary traumatic stress and burnout, and post-traumatic growth. Notably, about 25% of the 92 surveyed reported symptoms consistent with secondary post-traumatic stress and/or burnout.
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