Project Details


Child protection workers are at increased risk of secondary traumatization due to indirect exposure to adversity as part of their core job-task. Secondary traumatization is recognized as a form of PTSD in DSM-5. However, research is lacking that examines the relationship between symptoms of secondary traumatization and ICD-11 PTSD. Additionally, existing models of secondary traumatization are focused on individual factors without incorporating organizational conditions.

- To investigate the association between symptoms of secondary traumatization and ICD-11 PTSD
- To investigate the relationship between organizational factors and the risk and severity of secondary traumatization

A cross-sectional survey studying the occurrence of secondary traumatization, PTSD and burnout and risk- and protective factors for the development of these clinical disorders.

Contact-person from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Maria Louison Vang (PI)
Effective start/end date01/01/202031/12/2025

Collaborative partners

  • The National Danish Children Centers (lead)


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