Results for - Secondary Trauma

1,692 voters participated in this survey

1. Secondary Trauma, also known as "Compassion Fatigue" is defined as "the stress resulting from helping or wanting to help a traumatized or suffering person". Have you ever heard of Secondary Trauma or Compassion Fatigue before this survey?

Yes
17%
286 votes
No
70%
1,178 votes
Undecided
13%
228 votes

2. Those most at risk for secondary trauma include people in professions traditionally thought of as caring, such as nurses, teachers, counselors and social workers, but some in legal and law enforcement positions such as judges and even prison guards are also at increased risk. Do you or someone you know work or volunteer in a capacity that has a risk of secondary trauma?

Yes
27%
461 votes
No
53%
897 votes
Undecided
20%
334 votes

3. If you or someone you know is at risk of secondary trauma, which of the following symptoms of trauma in general are you aware of?

Intrusive thoughts
11%
191 votes
Chronic fatigue
23%
385 votes
Intense sadness
19%
328 votes
Intense anger
14%
232 votes
Poor concentration
18%
306 votes
Second guessing
11%
187 votes
Detachment
13%
216 votes
Emotional exhaustion
24%
414 votes
Fearfulness
8%
139 votes
Shame
6%
108 votes
Physical illness
14%
235 votes
Absenteeism
10%
162 votes
None of the above/NA
58%
984 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
9 votes

4. Secondary trauma is a major cause of turnover in many professions with high risk factors, leading to increased costs in recruitment and training of new staff and a decreased continuity of care for those who are being aided, among other negative impacts. For these reasons, there are counselors who specialize in prevention and treatment of secondary trauma. If you or someone you know is at increased risk, would you be interested in prevention training or treatment options?

Yes
20%
344 votes
No
14%
240 votes
Undecided/Depends
29%
484 votes
NA
37%
624 votes
12/01/2015 Living 1692 25 By: Asdisir

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