By Rachel Dorman, MS & Heidi Radunovich, PhDDue to the growing rate of military members suffering from PTSD and seeking mental health treatment, mental health providers may be exposed to indirect trauma more than ever. As a result, providers are at risk of experiencing secondary traumatic stress. In today’s blog we will be taking a closer look at secondary traumatic stress by discussing a study conducted by Cieslak and colleagues (2013).[Flickr, CFF_4170 by Converse College, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015The researchers in this study examined indirect exposure to trauma, and its relationship to secondary traumatic stress among mental health providers working with military members. The authors defined secondary traumatic stress (STS) as having “PTSD-like symptoms” after indirect exposure to trauma. The study participants included 223 psychologists, counselors, or social workers who provide mental health services to military service members, and as a result have been exposed to indirect trauma within the past year of working. The participants completed a survey which assessed level of indirect exposure to traumatic stress, appraisal of the impact of exposure, direct exposure to trauma, symptoms of secondary stress, and workplace and professional support characteristics.In relation to prevalence of STS, the researchers found that over 19% of the participants met the criteria of intrusion, arousal, and avoidance associated with a PTSD diagnosis. Intrusion was found to be the most common criteria at 57%, then arousal at 35%, and lastly avoidance at 30%. The researchers found that seeing higher numbers of traumatized clients in practice increased the likelihood of experiencing STS. It was also found that how practitioners viewed indirect exposure to trauma impacted likelihood of STS, such that the more negatively a practitioner felt about the indirect exposure, the higher the number of STS symptoms. Overall, having too many clients, higher levels of a personal history with trauma, and higher levels of negative appraisal of indirect exposure were the strongest predictors for STS symptoms.[Flickr, Together, in B&W by Care_SMC, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015The researchers call for the need for more awareness and appraisal of secondary traumatic exposure for mental health providers working with the military population. To learn more about dealing with secondary traumatic stress check out previous blogs: Self-care for the Military Advocate or Self-care When Caring for Others.References Cieslak, R., Anderson V., Bock. J., Moore, B., Peterson, A., & Benight, C. (2013). Secondary traumatic stress among mental health providers working with the military: Prevalence and its work- and exposure-related correlates. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 201(11), p. 917 – 925. DOI:10.1097/NMD.0000000000000035This post was written by Rachel Dorman, M.S. and Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.
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The political slugfest over the bandh called by Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal continued for the second consecutive day on Thursday, with the Trinamool Congress leadership alleging that a shop owner at Keshiary, Paschim Medinipur was killed during the bandh.TMC leaders including Subrata Bakshi and Manash Ranjan Bhunia visited the area and met the family members of the deceased. “Shame on you BJP. Innocent people are getting killed. Surely the state government will stand by the family in this hour of grief,” a TMC statement said.The BJP, however, denied involvement in the violence. Its senior leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said the TMC was trying to defame his party by levelling such allegations.
Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The center from Turkey was acquired from Oklahoma City in the Carmelo Anthony trade in September 2017 and averaged 14 points and 10.8 rebounds in 115 games over two seasons. He had become frustrated after first losing his starting spot and then any spot at all in recent weeks.General manager Scott Perry says Kanter “passionately embraced our franchise and our city,” adding that “he is a courageous individual and we thank him for his many contributions both on the court and in the community.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesMatthews was acquired last week from Dallas in the Kristaps Porzingis trade and played in two games. The veteran swingman is averaging 12.8 points this season.Players on an NBA roster have to be waived by March 1 in order to be eligible to sign with another team an appear in the postseason. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES LeBron James blasts timing of Mavs’ Harrison Barnes trade Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte FILE – Enes Kanter #00 of the New York Knicks looks on in the third quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at Madison Square Garden on January 30, 2019 in New York City. Elsa/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — The New York Knicks have waived Enes Kanter and Wesley Matthews, allowing them to sign with other teams for a playoff run.The Knicks were unable to find a trade before Thursday’s deadline for Kanter, their former starting center who had fallen out of the rotation altogether with New York having the worst record in the league and focusing on its younger players.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town
For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Reddish scored 16 of his 22 points after halftime and RJ Barrett added 13 for Duke, which won its eighth in a row despite shooting a season-low 37 percent from the field.Jordan Nwora had 23 points and Dwayne Sutton 15 for Louisville, which dropped its second straight. The Cardinals shot 42 percent, but just 9 of 24 in the second half.POLL IMPLICATIONSDuke continued its pursuit of the No. 1 spot with a gutsy rally. Louisville has work to do against Clemson if it wants to stay in the AP Top 25.BIG PICTUREDuke: The Blue Devils looked flat for 30 minutes and seemingly couldn’t make anything from the field. But they regrouped and came away with a strong, if ragged, follow-up to their win over Virginia. They were outrebounded 41-39 but came up with needed boards in the clutch.Louisville: Instead of bouncing back from a mistake-prone overtime loss at Florida State, the Cardinals are left wondering as they let one slip away. Seemingly in control for the first 10 minutes of the second half, they became tentative. They missed shots in the process and lost a chance to earn a signature win that could’ve strengthened their conference title hopes.UP NEXTDuke hosts North Carolina State on Saturday in the lone meeting between the Tobacco Road schools.Louisville hosts Clemson on Saturday. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duke guard Jordan Goldwire, left, and forward Cam Reddish celebrate following the team’s 71-69 victory over Louisville in an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Looking tired and beaten while trailing Louisville by 23 points, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski told his players they would win the game.Whether he believed it or not didn’t matter. The Blue Devils bought in and found their energy in the final 10 minutes to mount one of their biggest comebacks ever.ADVERTISEMENT Cam Reddish made a tying 3-pointer with 1:28 left and the go-ahead free throws with 14 seconds remaining, helping the No. 2 Blue Devils overcome a second-half deficit to beat the No. 16 Cardinals 71-69 on Tuesday night.“I think our mentality changed,” Reddish said. “We didn’t want to go home with a loss. We had to fight for Duke, just give it our all for the name on our chest.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAfter making 2 of 17 shots to open the second half, Duke (22-2, 10-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) got hot to make 9 of 13 and shut down the Cardinals over the final 9:54. Zion Williamson (27 points, 12 rebounds) ignored foul trouble and instead drew whistles in his favor, making 8 of 9 from the line before Reddish added a couple of 3s in between free throws — the last two of which followed an official review of a play under Duke’s basket.Christen Cunningham tried to tie it for Louisville (17-8, 8-4), but his jumper in the lane bounced off the rim and into Williamson’s hands as the final seconds ticked off. The Blue Devils celebrated loudly as they left the court after completing the second-biggest second-half comeback in program history. Wired to win: Wire fox terrier is Westminster best in show Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “It just took us playing hard,” Williamson told ESPN after the game. “They were playing harder than us. Louisville’s a very great team, but we just had to play harder than them.”Not even Coach K could grasp that rally.“I did think we could play better,” he said. “I was positive, but I don’t know, belief. … At that point, I may have been telling them a lie.”The ploy worked because the Blue Devils also clamped down defensively with a combination of press and 2-2-1 zone that forced 13 second-half turnovers and left the Cardinals forcing passes and shots.“Give Duke great credit. Their kids never quit,” Louisville coach Chris Mack said. “They battled, they turned us over what seemed like a thousand times in the last four or five minutes. I’m stunned.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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