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Podcast: supporting practitioners with secondary trauma

In this episode of Employer Zone Insights, social workers from Norfolk County Council adults' social care explain how they were supported when they witnessed abuse in care homes

We speak to Jerry Crehan, Emma Hall and Rebecca Dungar, who are all practitioners in Norfolk County Council’s adults’ social care service, in the latest episode of Employer Zone Insights.

They describe how Norfolk has supported them after they experienced secondary trauma at work. Residents in some of Norfolk’s care homes were neglected and abused; this caused understandable distress to social workers. Because of this adult social care organised a debrief session on secondary trauma.

There is a definition of secondary trauma and how it can manifest and how practitioners can be supported through it.

Listen to “Supporting practitioners with secondary trauma” on Spreaker.

You can listen to the podcast using the player above, or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google or Spreaker – wherever you normally listen to podcasts.

The transcript of the podcast, Supporting practitioners with secondary trauma, is available here.

Here are some links related to secondary trauma recommended by Norfolk adults’ social care team:

Invisible workers, hidden dangers | British Psychology Society

Secondary Trauma – PTSD UK

Causes of PTSD – Mind

Vicarious trauma: signs and strategies for coping – British Medical Association

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NB Did you know podcasts count towards your CPD for Social Work England registration?