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Operational Stress Injuries and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Melissa Finlayson, Janette Graetz Simmonds
Australian Psychologist, 11 August 2016
DOI: 10.1111/ap.12240

Zoe Posner, Jessie Janssen, Hazel Roddam
The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 12 Issue: 4, 2017

Amanda Ernst Wood, Annabel Prins, Nigel E. Bush, Jennifer F. Hsia, Laura E. Bourn, Michael D. Earley, Robyn D. Walser, Josef Ruzek
Community Mental Health Journal, 10 January 2017
DOI: 10.1007/s10597-016-0076-5

Yvette Z. Szabo, Ashlee J. Warnecke, Tamara L. Newton & Jeffrey C. Valentine
Anxiety, Stress, & Coping: An International Journal, 11 Apr 2017

Patrick R. Mullen, Carson Morris, Mary Lord
Counseling and Values, 10 April 2017
DOI: 10.1002/cvj.12048

Office Victims of Crime
Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

It takes courage to help child and adult victims of sexual abuse, assist survivors of acts of terrorism and mass violence, fight fires that may have taken people's lives, or respond to shootings and other crime scenes. It also takes commitment to do this work despite the personal, physical, emotional, and mental impact it can have. The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT) was developed on the premise that exposure to the traumatic experiences of other people—known asvicarious trauma—is an inevitable occupational challenge for the fields of victim services, emergency medical services, fire services, law enforcement, and other allied professionals; however, organizations can mitigate the potentially negative effects of trauma exposure by becoming vicarious trauma-informed. The VTT includes tools and resources tailored specifically to these fields that provide the knowledge and skills necessary for organizations to address thevicarious trauma needs of their staff.


Darcy Brown, Artemis Igoumenou, Anna-marie Mortlock, Nitin Gupta, Mrigendra Das
The Journal of Forensic Practice, 2017