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Psychological First Aid Guide for Child Advocacy Center Supervisors

NCTSN Resource

Resource Description

Provides information for supporting the staff in a children’s advocacy center (CAC) setting who have been exposed to critical incidents and may have concerns about their physical or psychological safety. Providing support after critical incidents can also decrease the risk of secondary traumatic stress (STS) or becoming emotionally overwhelmed. The guidance is directed toward supervisors and leaders in CACs regardless of professional training or background.Provides a descriptive overview of concepts and practices for any supervisor to employ when a critical incident has occurred in a CAC. It defines the immediate response of the supervisor (hence the “first aid” in the concept) as well as continuous  support over the first 30 days.

Published in 2024