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Flexibility in Seeking Solutions

Explain how to stop invidious comparison.

Identify strategies you currently use to avoid vicarious traumatization in your personal life.

Will those strategies help you avoid vicarious traumatization as a human services worker?

What strategies could you develop to avoid vicarious traumatization?

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As someone who has worked in the field child welfare as social worker for the past 20 years, I have used several different strategies to avoid vicarious traumatization. The first and what I would consider most important strategy that is an ongoing is to make sure I have dealt with my own trauma or victimization that I may have endured personally through therapy. For example I was raised in a domestic violence home and I needed to make sure I addressed my childhood issues involving that so it did not hinder my work with my clients. Another strategy I have used is to make sure I have clear boundaries with my clients in regards to my professional role with them. As much as a person's trauma makes us want to go the extra mile for the client, we need to make sure that it does not cloud our judgment with them. ...

Solution Summary

The flexibility in seeking solutions are provided. The strategies to develop to avoid vicarious traumatization are given.

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