Accession Number : ADA602122


Title :   SupportNet for Frontline Behavioral Health Providers


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Jun 2012-14 Jun 2014


Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV AT COLORADO SPRINGS


Personal Author(s) : Benight, Charles ; Anderson, Valerie ; Bock, Judith ; Cieslak, Roman ; Shoji, Kotaro ; Gibson, Frederick ; Decker, Lisa


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a602122.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 295


Abstract : SupportNet aims to assess the level of secondary trauma and job burnout among military behavioral health providers and to provide a pilot support system for providers working at with military trauma survivors. In the second year of the project, we completed the initial survey and data analysis of behavioral health providers and have designed the internet and in-person portions of the intervention. Secondary trauma is a serious issue and occurs when caretakers are continually exposed to extensive traumatic material on an on-going basis. Symptoms of secondary trauma are similar to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and can influence ability to engage in the therapeutic process with clients, irritability, and emotional numbing. Secondary traumatization may also lead to severe burnout and turnover.


Descriptors :   *BEHAVIOR , *JOBS , *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , *TRAUMA , BURNOUT , DATA PROCESSING , EMOTIONS , HEALTH , MENTAL DISORDERS , MILITARY MEDICINE , SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL) , THERAPY


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE