Prosecutor wellness is an issue that is justly receiving increased attention and resources. Here is an award-winning wellness program and some helpful materials from the American Bar Association.
MISSOULA COUNTY ATTORNEY SECONDARY TRAUMA PROGRAM
In 2016, County Attorney Kirsten Pabst joined clinical social worker Andrew Laue, LCSW to create the first of its kind secondary trauma program for prosecutors, designed to educate staff on the impact of trauma and provide tools to manage the effects of trauma, enhance resilience and increase employee longevity. Hailed as an innovative success, the National Association of Counties (NACo) recognized Pabst and Laue with a national Achievement Award and a 100 Brilliant Ideas in Government Award.