6. ASSIST: A Model for Supporting Staff in Secure Healthcare Settings after Traumatic Events That Is Expanding into Other European Territories

  1. Rick Hughes4,
  2. Andrew Kinder5 and
  3. Cary L. Cooper6
  1. Annette Greenwood1,
  2. Carol Rooney2 and
  3. Vittoria Ardino3

Published Online: 9 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119943242.ch6

International Handbook of Workplace Trauma Support

International Handbook of Workplace Trauma Support

How to Cite

Greenwood, A., Rooney, C. and Ardino, V. (2012) ASSIST: A Model for Supporting Staff in Secure Healthcare Settings after Traumatic Events That Is Expanding into Other European Territories, in International Handbook of Workplace Trauma Support (eds R. Hughes, A. Kinder and C. L. Cooper), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119943242.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 4

    University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

  2. 5

    Division of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), UK

  3. 6

    Lancaster University Management School, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Trauma Centre in Milan, Italy

  2. 2

    St Andrews Healthcare, UK

  3. 3

    Italian Red Cross, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470974131

Online ISBN: 9781119943242

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Keywords:

  • ASSIST model, supporting staff in healthcare;
  • psychological trauma and health professionals;
  • caring professions, work stress risk;
  • trauma within organizations;
  • trauma support models, in two European countries;
  • ASSIST model, psychological first aid intervention;
  • Italian NHS, for female victims of violence;
  • ASSIST trauma response policy;
  • transferring psychological models of support, across countries

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Trauma within Organizations

  • Staff Support in Secure Mental Health Services

  • Psychological Consequences

  • Trauma Support Models in Two European Countries

  • The Experience of St. Andrew's Healthcare, United Kingdom

  • Developing a Model of Trauma Support That Benefits the People and the Business

  • The St. Andrews ASSIST Trauma Response Model of Psychological Support

  • The ASSIST Model

  • The Experience of Trauma Support in Italy

  • Future Developments and Challenges

  • References