The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT)

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Published by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), this toolkit was developed on the premise that exposure to the traumatic experiences of other people – known as vicarious trauma – is an inevitable occupational challenge for those working in victim services, emergency medical services, fire services, law enforcement, and other allied professions; however, organizations can mitigate the potentially negative effects of trauma exposure by becoming better informed about vicarious trauma. The VTT includes tools and resources tailored specifically to these fields which provide the knowledge and skills necessary for organizations to address the vicarious trauma needs of their staff members.

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