Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Fighting quicksand: A residential childcare counselor's recovery from work-related trauma
by Exell, Elizabeth, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 84; 1499154
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to explore the impact of work-related trauma on direct care personnel who work with high-risk populations and to provide information about the recovery process. A literature review was conducted in order to obtain information about the prevalence and effects of trauma experienced at work and to investigate what evidence-based interventions are available for helping traumatized workers. A personal narrative was written for the purpose of contextualizing the information obtained in the literature review.

Although the occurrence of potentially traumatic events in the context of working with high-risk populations is not uncommon, there is a lack of available resources both for workers who experience trauma, and for supervisors and colleagues who try to assist these workers. This project provides a resource to social workers seeking to understand the needs of caregivers who have experienced trauma at work and ways of effectively assisting them during the recovery process.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Nagai, Chikako
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School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Mental health, Social work, Early childhood education, School counseling, Occupational psychology
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Publication Number: 1499154
ISBN: 978-1-124-85208-9
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