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Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS)

Sometimes called the “cost of caring,” STS is the impact on caregivers—on their bodies, minds, emotions and relationships—when they help and bear witness to people with injury and trauma.

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The good news about STS is that it’s treatable…and preventable. Individuals, workplaces and policy-makers can provide support, restructure organizations and practice strategies to reduce STS, building a culture in which we care for one another while nourishing ourselves.

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Learning and Events

Visit the Events Page - posted through PACEs Connection - to sign up for virtual and in person events focused on awareness, resilience, and workplace practices. Coming soon! On-demand learning

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Provider Focus

Not everyone experiences STS in the same way.  These pages, starting with a focus on substance use disorder providers, recognize the special needs of provider groups and offer tailored resources for prevention and healing.