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Building Resiliency Within Victim Service Organizations
 
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JOIN UPCOMING SESSION - On Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at 2 pm EST join Jen Markowitz and Jennifer Long in discussing best practices for assisting older victims of intimate partner sexual violence. Subm...
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END GUEST HOST SESSION - Thank you for participating in OVC's Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this and other topics...
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I've scheduled a staff retreat in March focused on vicarious trauma, self care and resiliency. As director I had planned on conducting the training myself so that as a team we can dissues the issues openly...
Cheri
01/27/2012
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Karen
01/27/2012
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janice
01/27/2012
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CPS is notorious for its high turnover rate. Apart from self care, what are best (personal) practices in ensuring that workers can sustain productive, effective work?
Kristin
01/27/2012
arrow icon Check out the book positivity by Barbara Fredrickson - it's...
Karen
01/27/2012
arrow icon Allowing staff to work in teams is a significant one. Anoth...
janice
01/27/2012
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It is my experience that developing a personal self care plan is beneficial in promoting and sustaining resiliency. Other than exercise and support can you offer any other suggestions??
Melissa
01/27/2012
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Karen
01/27/2012
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janice
01/27/2012
arrow icon Melissa, you have the main components - and especially the r...
Karen
01/27/2012
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Kristin
01/27/2012
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What advice would you give to therapists who work with trauma/crisis intervention all day and are also on call 24/7 for emergencies?
SS
01/27/2012
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Karen
01/27/2012
arrow icon Change is required!! Start with your personal values. Is k...
janice
01/27/2012
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Over the years, I have seen some people stay a very long time in Victim Services work but others leave pretty quickly. It seemed like those who left quickly had a different personality type than those who ...
Susan Bragg
01/27/2012
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Karen
01/27/2012
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janice
01/27/2012
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What do you see as the biggest threat to an organization's resiliency?
Gina
01/27/2012
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Karen
01/27/2012
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janice
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recent research suggests that building flexibility into work schedules improves worker moral and productivity. how could this be done in victim-serving organizations?
kristi
01/27/2012
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Karen
01/27/2012
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janice
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What are some best practices to maintain resliency in a sexual assault facility that is short staffed?
Pam Brendel
01/27/2012
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Karen
01/27/2012
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janice
01/27/2012
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It is important to caution advocates to take care of themselves and back that caution up with supportive workplace policy. Which workforce policies have been shown to help most?
Marti Anderson
01/27/2012
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Karen
01/27/2012
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janice
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How do you maintain resiliency when confronting resistance to change within your organization? In this example change may be using a different approach to advocacy.
Holly Hanover
01/27/2012
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Holly Hanover
01/27/2012
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Karen
01/27/2012
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Karen
01/27/2012
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Is there a format available to de-brief individuals or small groups regarding speaking completely openly about the crisis they hear and absorb?
GMartinez
01/27/2012
arrow icon A new process we heard about during our pilot recognizes tha...
Karen
01/27/2012
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janice
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In VT, there is a Restitution Unit with (currently) four collectors who work directly with offenders to collect money from them to pay victims. We collectors are all very victim-aware, and we each want to...
M L Isham
01/27/2012
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janice
01/27/2012
arrow icon (from Janice - continued)(2) Maintain an attitude of hope a...
janice
01/27/2012
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janice
01/27/2012
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Jennifer
01/27/2012
arrow icon The book Trauma Stewardship by Laura van Dermoot Lipsky is a...
Karen
01/27/2012
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Karen
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My agency probably isn't going to spend a great deal of time or resources on this so what ONE thing could you recommend that would be helpful? We're in pretty good shape now, I think, but it would be good...
Stephanie
01/27/2012
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janice
01/27/2012
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Karen
01/27/2012
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Karen
01/27/2012
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