Secondary trauma.

  title={Secondary trauma.},
  author={Robert W. Motta},
  journal={International journal of emergency mental health},
  volume={10 4},
  • Robert W. Motta
  • Published 2008 in International journal of emergency mental health
A review of secondary trauma is presented. Secondary trauma involves the transfer and acquisition of negative affective and dysfunctional cognitive states due to prolonged and extended contact with others, such as family members, who have been traumatized. As such, secondary trauma refers to a spread of trauma from the victim to those who have close contact with the traumatized individual. It is claimed by some that exposure to intense video presentations of traumatic events can also lead to… CONTINUE READING