COVID-19 Prevention Efforts
Effective March 23 at 8 a.m., DHS customers should use self-service options as primary means to conduct business with DHS. In-person services will be provided by appointment only. For more information, click here.
Webinar: Kinship Care Month | Understanding Secondary Traumatic Stress
Join us to learn how to recognize the symptoms and prevent STS when you, or another family member, are experiencing it.
The affect of trauma sometimes reaches beyond the victim of the actual traumatic event and afflicts those who remain to care for them. Trauma resulting from the exposure to someone else’s trauma or trauma reactions can lead to STS. Assuming the role of kinship caregiver increases the likelihood of exposure to a child’s trauma and may also reawaken your own unresolved traumatic experiences.