This brief is about the stress that occurs for caregivers of veterans due to secondary trauma. In policy and practice, caregivers can continuously monitor themselves for symptoms of secondary trauma, maintain a balance between professional life and personal life, and promote a supportive culture within the caregiver community; policies should acknowledge that secondary trauma stressors do exist for caregivers and should look for ways to reduce the negative effects of secondary trauma stressors. Suggestions for future research include using econometric models to detect relevant factors for risk of developing secondary trauma stressors.
Bride, B. E., & Figley, C. R. (2009). Secondary trauma and military veteran caregivers. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 79(3-4), 314–329. https://doi.org/10.1080/00377310903130357
Family, Life Course, and Society | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Trauma
Care, Caregivers, Veterans, Secondary trauma, Research briefs
Caregivers; Disabled veterans; Care; Wounds and injuries
Government and Community Services
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Secondary Trauma and Military Veteran Caregivers"" (2011). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 285.
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