Lyceum Books



Kimberly K. Shackelford, Mississippi Dept. of Human Services
David H. Pryce
Josephine G. Pryce, University of Alabama

Healthy self care strategies are vital parts of the armor that protect child welfare professionals from the emotional hazards of their profession. Secondary Traumatic Stress and the Child Welfare Professional is an indispensable book that distinguishes the risks of secondary traumatic stress (STS) and burnout, and provides professionals with the necessary tools to recognize symptoms and manage their own trauma as it occurs. For more information on the STS textbook, click here.

Fortunately, the authors have used their book to conduct workshops and have developed an entire training manual for you to do the same! The Trainer's Guide is the accompanying manual for professional trainers, supervisors, managers, and administrators to prepare and support their staff in reducing the impact of STS. *This exclusively digital guide contains everything you need* to run a complete, day and a half STS workshop for child welfare professionals in the US and Canada. It includes user-friendly lesson plans, PowerPoints, a workbook, and interactive scenarios to help you lead workshops with your staff for only $39.95! The manual was created to meet the specific needs of child welfare practitioners to illustrate the costs of caring and discover the coping skills they will need to overcome emotional stressors and ensure a long, happy, and healthy career.


  • Lesson plans for session structure and engagement
  • Practical exercises with relevant case scenarios for discussion
  • Workshop-ready PowerPoint slides
  • Individual workbook for notes and activities

Following the purchase of The Trainer's Guide to Accompany Secondary Traumatic Stress and the Child Welfare Professional, you will receive an e-mail with links to download the training manual and the accompanying PowerPoint presentations. Please note only the workbook can be reproduced and distributed at training sessions.

About the Authors

Kimberly K. Shackelford (MSW, University of Southern Mississippi; PhD, University of Mississippi) is deputy director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services in the Division of Family and Children Services. She was professor of social work at the University of Mississippi for fourteen years. Shackelford's illustrious career as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) also includes working with the Mississippi child welfare agency staff and other community service agencies.

David H. Pryce (MA, University of Nebraska; MSSW, University of Texas, Arlington; d. 2012) was colonel in the United States Army. He served two tours in Vietnam in attack helicopter and air cavalry units, earning three Silver Star medals for gallantry and two Purple Heart medals for wounds received in combat. He served on the faculty of the U.S. Air Force Academy developing and teaching courses in American military history.

Josephine G. Pryce (MSW, Our Lady of the Lake University; PhD, University of California Berkeley) is associate professor of social work at the University of Alabama teaching a variety of courses in social work practice, research, and traumatic stress.

2013 e-book, 132 pages, ISBN 978-1-935871-36-1, $39.95 (training manual)
2007 paperback, 200 pages, ISBN 978-1-993478-05-0, $39.95 (textbook)