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The Neurophysiology of Secondary Trauma: A Research-to-Practice Fellowship Project

Show simple item record Knight, Kelly Ellis, Colter Talcott, Amy 2019-04-29T17:37:01Z 2019-04-29T17:37:01Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation Knight, Kelly; Ellis, Colter; Talcott, Amy. (2018). The Neurophysiology of Secondary Trauma: A Research-to-Practice Fellowship Project. Montana State University, for Center for Victim Research, Victim Research-to-Practice Fellowship Projects, 2018 cohort, 7pgs. en_US
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose and need for this project was established in an earlier phase of related research, when Drs. Knight and Ellis conducted a statewide community needs assessment in rural nontribal and tribal Montana. They completed in-depth, semi- structured, qualitative interviews and focus groups, as well as ethnographic participant observation, with victim service providers. The intent was to develop a long-term agenda to inform policy and improve research-informed victim service provision in Montana. Studying ST [secondary trauma] was not an original goal of the research, but interviewees repeatedly emphasized stories of intense work stress, limited resources, and feelings of extreme isolation. This theme appeared to cut across participants from community-based nonprofits and government organizations, male- and female-dominated professions, tribal and nontribal communities, and volunteer and professional staff. As a result, Knight and Ellis focused their research on ST and its health consequences. The long-term goal is to improve assistance and service delivery to victims of crime by strengthening the individual providers and organizations who work with them. As this research on ST developed, the primary importance of the neurophysiology of primary trauma emerged. Knight and Ellis hypothesized that advances in the understanding of the neurophysiology of trauma may help to reduce the impact of secondary trauma. The project’s practitioner partners agreed that an in-depth understanding of the neurophysiology of secondary trauma (NST) would be helpful to them and to the victim service field. As such, the research team applied for the R2P fellowship to obtain the support needed to seed the development, implementation, and evaluation of a two-day training course on topics related to NST that could be administered to victim service providers affiliated with the team’s partner organizations. The R2P fellowship project has helped the team move in that direction. [The Center for Victim Research (CVR) funds and supports local-level Research-and-Practice (R/P) Fellowships. SPIRIT was part of the 2018 cohort]. (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Center for Victim Research (CVR) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Victim Research-to-Practice Fellowship Projects;2018
dc.subject Research into Practice en_US
dc.subject Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships en_US
dc.subject Interagency Collaboration en_US
dc.subject Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Secondary Traumatic Stress en_US
dc.subject Vicarious Trauma en_US
dc.subject Workload en_US
dc.subject Staff Capacity en_US
dc.subject Burnout en_US
dc.subject Emotional Burden en_US
dc.subject Neurobiology of Trauma en_US
dc.subject Neuroscience en_US
dc.subject Mental Health en_US
dc.subject Well-being en_US
dc.subject Emotional Distress en_US
dc.subject Psychogical Burdens en_US
dc.subject Health Consequences en_US
dc.subject Victim Services en_US
dc.subject Service Providers en_US
dc.subject Training en_US
dc.subject Professional Development en_US
dc.subject Trauma-informed en_US
dc.subject Victim Assistance en_US
dc.subject Social Services en_US
dc.subject Community-engaged en_US
dc.subject Community Involvement en_US
dc.subject Workplace Safety en_US
dc.subject Workplace Support en_US
dc.subject Employees en_US
dc.subject Employment en_US
dc.subject Employee Assistance Programs en_US
dc.title The Neurophysiology of Secondary Trauma: A Research-to-Practice Fellowship Project en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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