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  • Coping skills program helps social service workers reduce stress, trauma after disasters

    Photo of University of social work professors Tara Powell and Kate Wegmann

    University of Illinois social work professors Tara Powell and Kate Wegmann found that a mental health intervention called Caregivers Journey of Hope can bolster social service workers’ emotional resilience and ability to cope with the stress and trauma associated with disasters such as Superstorm Sandy.

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  • Editor’s Note: To reach Tara M. Powell, call 217-300-0917; email

    The paper “Stress and coping in social service providers after Superstorm Sandy: An examination of a post-disaster psycho-educational intervention” is available from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1037/trm0000189