Resilience Alliance

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About This Program

Target Population: Child welfare staff, supervisors, and administrators

Brief Description

Resilience Alliance is designed to mitigate secondary trauma symptoms experienced by child welfare staff, and secondary trauma’s impact on unit and agency functioning. Participants are provided with information and tools to help them identify, better understand, and address the ways child welfare work affects them personally and professionally. The intervention has a strong focus on how secondary trauma influences organizational cohesion and functioning, which requires the participation of all levels of staff, including leadership.

Resilience Alliance is delivered in weekly group sessions, over a 24-week period. Each session includes a brief didactic lesson focusing on a particular resilience skill, an exercise that allows the group to practice implementing the skill, and a “take away” assignment that encourages participants to implement the skill in their daily work.

Program Goals:

The goals of Resilience Alliance are:

  • Reduced symptoms of secondary traumatic stress
  • Increased self-efficacy
  • Increased collaboration
  • Increased job satisfaction
  • Reduced attrition
  • Improved casework practice

Contact Information

Erika Tullberg, MPA, MPH
Agency/Affiliation: NYU School of Medicine
Phone: (646) 754-5107
Claude Chemtob, PhD
Agency/Affiliation: NYU School of Medicine
Phone: (212) 754-5465

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: April 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2017