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The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit: Tools For Law Enforcement

The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit includes tools and resources tailored specifically to the fields of victim services, emergency medical services, fire services, law enforcement, and other allied professionals, to help organizations mitigate the potentially negative effects of vicarious trauma, the exposure to the traumatic experiences of other people. For more information, visit https://vtt.ovc.ojp.gov/.

CHRISTOPHER SCALLON: I think the toolkit provides a name to something that law enforcement agencies have always known but maybe not been able to adequately describe. This gives almost a label to a set of emotions or feelings or concerns or actions. And I think once you define something, once you provide that label, you can begin to start addressing it.

Date Created: March 5, 2020