Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

1.13 Debriefing of Protection and Permanency Staff-Reaction and Emotional Responses to Trauma

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter:
Chapter 1-Fundamentals of Practice
Effective:
12/3/2010
Section:
1.13 Debriefing of Protection and Permanency Staff-Reaction and Emotional Responses to Trauma
Version:
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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

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Protection and Permanency staff providing services who are involved in any way with a traumatic event (e.g. sexual abuse, physical abuse, fatality/near fatality) may experience reactions and emotional responses to trauma.  Not everyone experiences the same set of reactions and emotional responses to trauma.  It is important to know that these reactions and emotional responses are normal, and recovering from a traumatic event is a gradual process.

Procedure

  1. Each service region will develop and implement a process that allows protection and permanency staff the option to debrief when involved with a traumatic event during the course of fulfilling their job requirements and providing services.
  2. The FSOS or designee is responsible for initiating the service region’s process of debriefing protection and permanency staff.
  3. Service regions may contact the Crisis Response Board at 888-522-7228 or The Kentucky Employee Assistance Program (KEAP) at 888-445-5327 to assist with the debriefing process.

 

 

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