The MFLN Military Caregiving concentration area will be focusing on the topic of secondary traumatic stress in this month’s virtual session at 11:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, August 31.
The negative impact of traumatic events that service members experience can extend to military helping professionals and caregivers who provide services to traumatized individuals, placing them for secondary traumatic stress (STS). Symptoms of STS mirror those of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and include reexperiencing, avoidance, and hyperarousal symptoms in reference to an event which they themselves have not experienced.
In this presentation, Brian Bride, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor at Georgia State University, will define STS, describe symptoms, and discuss strategies to minimize the negative impact of STS. Webinar participants will also be able to recognize risk and resilience factors with secondary traumatic stress, while reviewing the best practices in self-care to prevent or manage secondary traumatic stress.
At the end of this session, participants will have an opportunity to receive 1.0 continuing education credit for social work, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, board-certified patient advocates, case managers, and certified family life educators.
Brian Bride is Distinguished University Professor in the School of Social Work at Georgia State University. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of behavioral health care, primary and secondary traumatic stress, health services research, HIV/AIDS, and workforce well-being. Dr. Bride is the developer of the Secondary Traumatic Stress Scale and has received a number of honors as a result of his research on secondary traumatic stress. He received his M.S.W. from Florida State University, his M.P.H. from Harvard School of Public Health, and his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.