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Friday, October 14 • 3:50pm - 4:30pm
9e) Incorporating Secondary Traumatic Stress and Support into the Curriculum

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As students experience increased mental health concerns, faculty should provide education and support particularly as students enter internships where they work with vulnerable populations who experience high levels of trauma. To support student growth, retention, and mental wellness, faculty must embed secondary traumatic stress (STS) awareness, education, and intentional support into the curriculum. This topic is relevant and should be emphasized in higher education. Presenters will share innovative ways that faculty have addressed these challenges including how STS content is assessed in the curriculum. Social work internship and STS survey data collected by the presenters will be explored. 
1. Participants will be able to describe the various symptoms of secondary traumatic stress as well as the scope and pervasiveness.
2. Participants will identify the impact secondary trauma has on students and what faculty can do to provide effective educational awareness and classroom support.
3. Participants will learn concrete strategies to embed STS content into the curriculum. 


Dana Holcomb

Ferris State University

Joanie Hazelton

Ferris State University

Carrie Thompson

Ferris State University

Friday October 14, 2022 3:50pm - 4:30pm EDT
Minerva's Boardroom (by elevator in main lobby)
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