Effects of a Peer Support Programme for Youth Social Services Employees Experiencing Potential Traumatic Events: a Protocol for a prospective cohort study

The use of peer support programs to help workers experiencing potentially traumatic events (PTE) has increased in high-risk organizations in the last decades. However, the scientific evidence of its effectiveness is still very limited. This paper aims to describe the protocol of a prospective cohort study that assesses the efficacy of a peer support program among youth social services employees exposed to a PTE at work on psychological well-being, work functioning and needs of support.