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Resiliency Taskforce

Welcome to information on the Resiliency Taskforce!

The taskforce is a community response to HB 1283 which was signed into law in in May of 2017. The taskforce is comprised of individuals invested in understanding strategies to mitigate vicarious trauma in departments of social services and human services.

On this site you will find information on upcoming meetings, meeting notes, and information gathered from local, state, and national resources.

If you have additional questions please feel free to reach out to us,

Dawn Matera Bassett, MSW, LCSW, PhD

Associate Professor

Chairperson, Colorado State Resiliency Taskforce

Final Report

HB17-1283 Resiliency Task Force Final Report

Meetings and Agendas:

July 31st, 2017:

7.31 Agenda

7.31 Notes

August 17th, 2017:

8.17 Agenda

8.17 Notes

August 31st, 2017

8.31 Agenda

8.31 Notes

September 11th, 2017

9.11 Agenda

9.11 Notes

October 2nd, 2017

10.2 Notes

October 16th, 2017

10.16 Notes

October 30th, 2017

10.30 Notes

November 13th, 2017

11.13 Notes


House Bill 2017A_1283

HouseBill 17 1283 Small County Workgroup

CAC Resiliency

Research for Resiliency Taskforce

Leading Comprehensive Workforce Development

NCWII Resources

Resiliency Project 10 Large Responses

HB14-1343 Peace Officer Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Task Force Report

Secondary Traumatic Stress Assessment


Notes from workers in other states - August 2017

Secondary Traumatic Stress Guidelines for Organizations

Secondary Traumatic Stress Podcast

NCTSN Guidance for Supervisors and Administrators

Traumatic Stress and Child Welfare Workers (North Carolina)

Kansas Workforce Initiative Review: Secondary Traumatic Stress

Addressing STS Among Child Welfare Staff

Promoting resilience and reducing ST among child welfare staff

Promoting Resilience and reducing ST among child welfare staff manual

Self Care Assessment

Professional Quality of Life Scale

NCTSN Secondary Traumatic Stress Fact Sheet

Secondary Trauma and Child Welfare Staff

Secondary Trauma in the Child Welfare Workforce 360

NCWWI STS One page Summary

Planning for Emotional labor and STS in Child Welfare Organizations

Longmont Police Dept. Peer Support PPT

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Contact Information

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Main Office
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Office of Field Education
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Office of Social Work Student Services
Central Classroom Suite 206

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Mailing Address:

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Social Work
PO Box 173362 CB 70
Denver, CO 80217-3362


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