An Evidence-Based Approach to Understanding and Addressing Vicarious Trauma in Victim Assistance Professionals, Law Enforcement Officers and Other First Responders

Funding Source: 
Office for Victims of Crime
Type of Funding: 
Thursday, June 13, 2013
1 250 000
Number of Awards Available: 
Award Ceiling: 
1 250 000
private nonprofit organizations (including tribal nonprofit organizations), colleges and universities (including tribal institutions of higher education), tribal governments, and tribal organizations

One cooperative agreement of $1,250,000 will be awarded to support the examination, assessment, identification, and pilot testing of evidence-based policies, practices, procedures, and protocols designed to facilitate an understanding of and comprehensive approach to addressing vicarious (or secondary) traumatic stress in victim assistance professionals, law enforcement personnel, and other first responders who are subject to the impact of traumatic stress due to large-scale incidents of criminal mass violence or a series of exposures to an accumulation of traumatizing incidents.

See the full announcement.