Vicarious Trauma Injury
Studies of police officers investigating serious and violent offences have revealed that exposure to these types of investigations (particularly homicides involving children, sexual assaults, cases of child abuse and neglect and child sexual abuse) place investigators at greater risk of developing secondary traumatic stress (Burns, 2014; Clarkson, 2006; Holmberg, 2004; Logan, 1999;Sewell, 1994). Not as well researched and documented is the traumatic effect on Attorneys working in this field.
Dr. Logan discusses his own trauma experiences as a police officer for 28 yrs. He introduces the ID Program for teams that require Inoculation/Defusing to mitigate the effects of trauma.