Journal of Human Services
Posttraumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) is an increasing mental health concern in the military veteran population. It is important to note that PTSD is a systemic diagnosis, meaning that the well-being and emotional health of family members is impacted by living with a veteran suffering from PTSD. Some family members may develop secondary traumatic stress (STS) symptoms. This manuscript will describe secondary traumatic stress and will explore the role of the human service practitioner in working with family members with STS. Future research in this area will also be explored.
Original Publication Citation
Craigen, L. M., Cole, R., Paiva, I., & Levingston, K. (2014). Secondary traumatic stress and the role of the human service practitioner: Working effectively with veterans' families. Journal of Human Services, 34(1), 38-51.
Craigen, Laurie M.; Paiva, Ione; and Levingston, Kathleen, "Secondary Traumatic Stress and the Role of the Human Service Practitioner: Working Effectively With Veterans' Families" (2014). Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications. 24.