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.
- 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.
- The FSOS or designee is responsible for initiating the service region’s process of debriefing protection and permanency staff.
- 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.