SOCW6333 WK4 Walden Best Practices

Due 03/22/2019

Elevating your insight and awareness to your own self-care and wellness is critical to maintaining a healthier trauma response that will ultimately reflect in providing better service provision to clients, supervisees, students, and communities. Now that you have explored work practices that inhibit or promote self-care and wellness.

In this week’s Discussion, it is now time to delve deeper and study best practices in this area. As a future helping professional, knowledge of these best practices will help you lead programs and supervise students in a way that minimizes environmental contributions to vicarious trauma.

For this Assignment, select an interview from the media carousel in this week’s Resources and consider best practices for promoting professional wellness for that work setting (e.g., agency, police or fire station, school). Think of how each practice might be applied and the potential benefits for trauma-response helping professionals to promote self-care and wellness. Select one or more articles that are specific to a work setting from this week’s Resources to inform your answer.

Assignment (2–3 pages): Be detailed in response, use 4 APA references

Use the video “Media Carousel: Trauma-Response Helping Professionals” to select an interview. Please select a different interview from the previous week.

  • Describe the work setting in the interview you selected.
  • Identify at least three stressors related to this work environment.
  • Explain three best practices for the work setting you chose to promote personal and professional wellness.
  • In your response, provide evidence-based research from current literature for the inclusion of this sort of environmental practice. Be specific.


Adler, A. B., Castro, C. A., & McGurk, D. (2009). Time-Driven Battlemind Psychological Debriefing: A Group-Level Early Intervention in Combat. Military Medicine, 174(1), 21–28.…

Laureate Education (Producer). (2014b).Mediacarousel: Trauma-responsehelping professionals [Video file].retrieved from

Morrissette, P. J. (2004). The pain of helping: Psychological injury of helping professionals. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

  • Chapter 7, “Vicarious Traumatization” (previously read in Weeks 2 and 3)
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