New York city social workers after 9/11: Their attachment, resiliency, and compassion fatigue

Carol Tosone, Joanna E. Bettmann, Takuya Minami, Rachael A. Jasperson

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    This study examines the relationship between attachment classification, resiliency, and compassion fatigue in New York social workers following 9/11. We used single occasion, quasi-random sampling, surveying 481 social workers living in Manhattan. Hierarchical regression analyses revealed that secure attachment is predictive of the ability to cope with secondary traumatic stress as well as capacity for resilience, explaining approximately 7% of the variance in both compassion fatigue and resiliency. These findings suggest that secure attachment may serve as a source of resilience for social workers, immunizing them from significant compassion fatigue. Such findings have significant implications for clinicians working with traumatized populations.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)103-116
    Number of pages14
    JournalInternational Journal of Emergency Mental Health
    Volume12
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Mar 1 2010

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    Keywords

    • Attachment
    • Compassion fatigue
    • Emergency mental health
    • Resilience
    • Social workers

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    • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    New York city social workers after 9/11 : Their attachment, resiliency, and compassion fatigue. / Tosone, Carol; Bettmann, Joanna E.; Minami, Takuya; Jasperson, Rachael A.

    In: International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, Vol. 12, No. 2, 01.03.2010, p. 103-116.

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    Tosone, Carol ; Bettmann, Joanna E. ; Minami, Takuya ; Jasperson, Rachael A. / New York city social workers after 9/11 : Their attachment, resiliency, and compassion fatigue. In: International Journal of Emergency Mental Health. 2010 ; Vol. 12, No. 2. pp. 103-116.
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