Helping the helpers: Crime victim services & trauma
The numerous crime Victim Services programs populating the United States landscape today all have a common origin. They are all the product of the victims’ movement of 1960 -early 1970’s period, organized around the unmet needs of victims of violence against women, homicide survivors, and others experiencing physical and emotional injury in the wake of violent crime victimization1. In its infancy, the victim services movement was driven by many who had personal experiences with crime victimization. While this remains true to some extent today, the field has professionalized, and most have incorporated requirements for mental health training and education into their core competencies and job descriptions.
Original Work Citation
Petty, W. H. (2018, December). Helping the helpers: Crime victim services & trauma. Go With That, 23(4), 28-29
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