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Vicarious Trauma In Social Work

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Social workers and other human service providers are charged with being present and empathic with persons in complex situations that often involve intense pain, trauma, and suffering. A growing literature documents the inherently stressful nature of this work, the costs to individual workers, and the resulting influence on stability and effectiveness of the professional workforce. Over the last two decades, considerable attention has been given to concepts such as vicarious trauma (VT), compassion fatigue
(CF), secondary traumatic stress
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