D-02 - Psychological Safeguarding   Intermediate

  Wellness

This presentation focuses on ensuring the psychological well-being of investigative and support personnel who work in the field of sexual abuse and exploitation. The presenter review the extant literature in the area of secondary traumatic stress and vicarious traumatization and summarize important issues for investigators, prosecutors, probation officials, treatment providers, and others who are exposed to disturbing media in the course of their work. Also addressed are ways to build resilience and the use of effective coping strategies.