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NCJ Number: 250647 Find in a Library
Title: The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit
Corporate Author: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: April 2017
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Instructional Material (Programmed); Technical Assistance
Format: Web Page/Site
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT), the first-of-its-kind online kit, is designed to assist those who provide services to victims of traumatic experiences in coping with the personal, physical, emotional, and mental impact of interacting with and serving these victims (vicarious trauma).
Abstract: The VTT is based on the premise that exposure to the traumatic experiences of other people (vicarious trauma) is an inevitable occupational challenge for those working in the fields of victim services, emergency medical services, fire services, law enforcement, and other allied professions. The VTT includes tools and resources tailored to these fields that provide the knowledge and skills needed for organizations to address effectively the vicarious trauma needs of their staff. Distinctive tools are provided for each of the following fields: victim services, emergency medical services, fire services, and law enforcement. Apps are linked to the tools for each of these professions. The featured tool is the Vicarious Organizational Readiness Guide (VT-ORG), which guides organizations’ efforts to become more informed about vicarious trauma. This is an assessment and navigation tool that can be used to build capacity as a vicarious trauma-informed organization, prioritize needs, and identify resources for particular steps in organizational development. The Compendium of Resources contains nearly 500 items that include websites, pod casts, and videos, as well as research on vicarious trauma issues, such as prevalence, impact, risk factors, and effective interventions.
Main Term(s): Victim services
Index Term(s): Occupational safety and health; OVC Resources; Stress management; Vicarious trauma; work related stress
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