21, No. 2
New Courses for NC's Workers and Supervisors on STS
North Carolina is placing a lot of emphasis on trauma-informed child welfare practice. Knowing about trauma's influence and how to respond when dealing with children and families is a key part of this. But stress and secondary traumatic stress (STS) affect child welfare professionals as well as families.
Recognizing this, the NC Division of Social Services, in partnership with the UNC School of Social Work, has developed two new courses on the subject: (1) a one-day course for workers that helps them practice strategies to reduce secondary traumatic stress and build resilience, and (2) a two-day course on STS that teaches supervisors the same things and then gives them the skills they need to support their staff members. To learn more or register, log in to your account at http://ncswLearn.org.