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Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS)

  • 18 Nov 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom



November 18, 2021
6:00PM - 8:00PM
2 CE

Program Description: Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) training utilizes products from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s STS committee to educate human service and child serving agencies on the impact on staff of working with traumatized children and their families. Secondary Traumatic Stress is the emotional distress that results when an individual hears about the firsthand trauma experiences of another. For child-serving professionals who are exposed to details of traumatic events in the context of their work, STS is a common occupational hazard. If we know more about STS, ways to process work-related trauma exposures, and organizational level strategies to become more STS-informed, the better prepared we are to mitigate and address STS as individuals and within organizations. 

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this workshop, the learner will be able to:

  1. List three risks associated with working with individuals who are suffering with traumatic stress symptomology 
  2. Apply learned strategies to reduce the impact of secondary traumatic stress (STS) and support wellness in staff in child-serving organizations 
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of and appreciation for how addressing STS is an ethical mandate for organizations and individuals working in trauma-exposed environments. 

Presenter Bio: Molly Desloge, LICSWProgram Manager of Trauma Training and Coordination at the Center Massachusetts Child Trauma Center at LUK, Inc. brings a strong background in childhood mental health and trauma services including Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH), community-based treatment, foster and residential care, and preschool/school collaboration. She also provides individual and group clinical supervision. Prior to receiving her MSW, Molly held a licensure in Elementary Education. Through her clinical work, Molly has become aware of the nuances and intricacies involved in ensuring accessible, sustainable, and effective trauma-informed mental health care for children and families who’ve experienced stressors and adverse events. To that extent, Molly is passionate about providing training and education for providers, educators, parents, and systems in trauma-informed approaches and evidenced-based treatments, particularly within the ECMH population. Molly is trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework and ARC Grow. Molly incorporates a strength-based, relational and social justice, anti-racist, and equity lens to her role and engagement with communities, other professionals, students, and clients.


Paying with a check: Checks must be received within one week (by 11/11/21) of the event. If payment has not been received, registrant will still have option to pay online with a credit card up until the day before the program. If an invoice remains open on the day of the event, the registrant will not be allowed to attend.

Cancellation policy: Refunds, minus a 10% cancellation fee, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the course. No refunds or vouchers will be made thereafter. No-shows are not refunded.

Attendance policy: Full attendance is required to obtain CEs per NHPA policy. No partial credit will be given. Those who attend the workshop and complete the evaluation form will receive 6 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits. 

Registrations are Transferable: Registrants can transfer an event confirmation to another individual, but a 10% fee will be incurred. The NHPA office must be notified of the transfer at least 24 hours prior to the event. 

This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association.  NHPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NHPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

New Hampshire Psychological Association

PO Box 1492     |   Dover, NH 03821 

Phone- 603-415-0451

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