Minimising trauma in staff at a Sexual Assault Referral Centre: what and who is needed?
Horvath, M., Massey, K., Essafi, S. and Majeed-Ariss, R. Minimising trauma in staff at a Sexual Assault Referral Centre: what and who is needed? Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine.
|Authors||Horvath, M., Massey, K., Essafi, S. and Majeed-Ariss, R.|
Introduction: This study investigates staff’s perspectives on the characteristics required to work in a sexual assault referral centre and the support and training they believe sexual assault referral centres should provide to minimise the negative impacts of the work and provide a supportive working environment.
Methods: Semi- structured interviews were conducted with 12 staﬀ, and a focus group was held with a further four staﬀ of a sexual assault referral centre. The data were examined using thematic analysis.
Conclusions: Working in a SARC is stressful and emotionally difficult work. This study provides valuable insights about the individual and environmental factors SARC staﬀ believe are required to have a happy and healthy workforce delivering a gold standard of care to victim-survivors of sexual violence.
|Keywords||Vicarious trauma; Medical professionals; Resilience; Sexual Assault Referral Centre; Coping; Workplace|
|Journal||Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||16 Jul 2020|
|Deposited||20 Jul 2020|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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|Output status||In press|
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