Workforce Development

Testing an Occupational Stress Intervention for harm
reduction workers in substance misuse settings

The goal of this project is to adapt, field test, and conduct a hybrid type I efficacy trial of Stress First Aid for Harm Reduction Workers who work with PWUD.

  • Principal Investigators: Suzannah Creech; Co-Is: Kasey Claborn, Justin Benzer
  • Project Period: 2023-2029
  • Funding Source: NIDA
  • Funding Amount: $3,740,791

Occupational Stress and Burnout among
Texan Harm Reduction Workers

This multi-method study aims to understand both the factors that contribute to harm reduction workers’ occupational stress and those that mitigate it. Specifically, this study asks: 1) What work-related factors predict occupational burnout? 2) How do community and societal factors impact occupational stress? 3) And what are the resources and protective factors that both contribute to and mitigate occupational stress?

  • Principal Investigator: Katie McCormick, MSW
  • Research Mentors: Drs. Kasey Claborn, Lori Holleran Steiker, Fiona Conway, and Samira Ali
  • Funding source: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
  • Funding amount: $55,000
  • Project Awards: The Harrington Dissertation Fellowship, Hogg Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
  • Community Partner(s): San Antonio Nexus Connection