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Mission Statement

The STS Consortium is a group of researchers, trainers, practitioners and advocates with a common goal to advance the field of secondary traumatic stress towards health. The mission of this group is to promote and support organizational health and individual well-being in trauma-exposed work environments. We aim to transform provider distress into resiliency.


The goals of the STS Consortium include:


  • Create a space for researchers, trainers, practitioners, advocates and policy makers to share innovation, information and resources both within the group and to those working in the field.

  • Increase recognition of the issue of STS in individuals and organizations and advocate for implementation of strategies to address STS at the individual and organizational level.

  • Share data to advance the study of STS.

  • Provide an educational resource platform populated with high quality, evidence-informed educational resources for STS trainers and HR staff and leaders who are seeking to offer educational sessions on STS and the related effects of high stress, trauma-exposed work.

  • Influence policy and practice regarding targets for remediation and best practice solutions to address these conditions.


The work is being organized around 4 domains: Science, Advocacy, Education, and Practice.

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