Essay about Secondary Traum A Stressful Experience For All Teens
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Secondary Trauma associated with Adolescents
Adolescence is a stressful experience for all teens. It is a time of physical and social change in a teenager’s life. During adolescence, deep meaningful relationships are created in which teenager’s begin to share feelings and emotions with one another. Through these relationships, teenagers are at risk for experiencing secondary trauma. Secondary trauma can be understood as the stress resulting from helping a traumatized or suffering person. Secondary Trauma is mainly associated with counselors and therapists; therefore, the effect it has on teenagers is something that gets over looked by many Americans today. Nearly 70 percent of children and adolescents living in the United States are exposed directly and in directly to traumatic stressors (Copeland et al. 2007).
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