Does Trauma Informed Self Care Reduce Worker Burnout?

  This peer reviewed study examines the impact of a program titled Trauma Informed Self Care (TISC) on compassion satisfaction, secondary trauma and burnout in child welfare workers in the US (i.e. child protection workers in Australia). Workers’ propensity to engage in self-care activities was assessed using a 14-item self-report instrument called Trauma Informed Self Care (TISC) – see sidebar.…

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Self-care strategies: can they be taught?

Summary of this peer reviewed study1 Residential, foster care and juvenile justice workers are subject to considerable stress in their roles, therefore the sector experiences high turnover. It has long been suggested that improved self-care will result in less stressed workers, less turnover and less burnout (resulting in fewer Workcover claims). This US study investigates how frequently child welfare staff…

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