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I am looking for information on critical incident stress debriefing specifically for domestic violence victim advocates; for example after a homicide of a client they are working with etc. I have been a CI...
Kathie Hollis
10/06/2010
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How can I receive a copy of the Advocate's book concerning ethics/conduct as mentioned in the current questions of others wanting this same documentation?
Sheri Mann
05/16/2006
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OVCRC
06/16/2006
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I am a social worker who works with a multi-disciplinary team (law enforcement, child protective services, prosecutor, mental health) which investigates child sexual abuse. We have a retreat coming up whe...
kms
05/10/2006
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Laura
05/16/2006
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Hi, I have for the first time gotten onto this website. This is awesome!!! I too would be interested in "Advocates Code of Ethics". I am a victim advocate for people with disabilities. I ...
Cyndi Tuning
01/17/2006
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OVCRC
06/16/2006
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Lin Vander Veen
01/27/2006
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Lori Fralick
01/19/2006
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Please send me the "Advocates Code of Ethics" I have never heard of it! Thank you so much! Karen
Karen Bishop
10/18/2005
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Jane Clegg
11/14/2006
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Cathy Matheson
10/25/2006
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Mittie Williams
10/24/2006
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Katha Blackwell
10/23/2006
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Roberta
08/31/2006
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Dody
07/11/2006
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OVCRC
06/16/2006
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Kristin
06/16/2006
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jess
05/25/2006
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Monica
05/15/2006
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Mandy
03/30/2006
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Joan Zorza
03/22/2006
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Kit Allan
03/22/2006
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Sandie
01/23/2006
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Kathy
12/27/2005
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Mary Anne Henry
10/25/2005
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What are some solutions to helping myself when I see that I am getting overwhelmed by my job as a victims service provider?
Karen Bishop
10/18/2005
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sltheroux
08/29/2006
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Latasha
02/01/2006
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Nahida
01/03/2006
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At our correctional facility a team of staff volunteer as peer supporters in situations such as staff death and other traumatic events that happen to our staff or their family. This is in addition to our ...
Angela Johnson
07/06/2005
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Camey Ward
07/18/2005
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V Sharp
07/08/2005
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How can I better accept the entitled and dishonest clients I encounter and retain the ability to invest 100% effort and empathy for those truly deserving?
John Cremins
07/06/2005
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OVCRC
06/16/2006
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Keller, C
05/24/2006
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Ken
03/20/2006
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Dody Yaccarino
02/08/2006
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Brenda Noble
02/06/2006
arrow icon Please send me a copy of the Advocates code ofethics.
Willie Ross
02/03/2006
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Nancy Cruz
01/30/2006
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Margie Harris
01/27/2006
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Katie
01/23/2006
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Julie Flessner
01/18/2006
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Tina Malinowski
01/13/2006
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Nahida
01/03/2006
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Melanie Long
12/22/2005
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Jaunita
12/21/2005
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Lelia
10/31/2005
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Mike Smith
10/14/2005
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Cindy Henry
10/14/2005
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Sheri Roberts
08/19/2005
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Julie L. Austin
07/20/2005
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Dody Yaccarino
07/07/2005
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I see a positive correlation between what has been identified as stress and the resulting effect called compassion fatigue. Employees in my workplace are not approved to take "stress leave&quo...
jane
07/06/2005
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Linda
07/11/2005
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V Sharp
07/08/2005
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Many of our victim advisors are victims of the same crime, identity theft. They either are staff or volunteers. We talk about burnout and the signs but sometimes a victim story hits too close to home. How ...
Linda Foley
07/06/2005
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V Sharp
07/08/2005
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I am the sole victim assistance provider in a small State's Attorney's office. Compassion from the attorneys is in short supply here. It gets to be a heavy load being the only one who cares. I actually g...
Joanna Deuth
07/06/2005
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Nancy
10/20/2005
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Advocate
10/17/2005
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lucille rush
08/29/2005
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Jon Parker
07/11/2005
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V Sharp
07/08/2005
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Dody Yaccarino
07/07/2005
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Carol
07/06/2005
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Melissa Hodge
07/06/2005
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I work with Sept 11 vicitms, their families, and their mental health providers in PA. Many of these providers report difficulty with CF and VT. Do you know of support groups for mental health providers in ...
Lynne Feldman
07/06/2005
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V Sharp
07/08/2005
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Are there certain personality traits in people that you have found to make them more vulnerable to CF and VT?
Cindy Schiller
07/06/2005
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Jon Parker
07/11/2005
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V Sharp
07/07/2005
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Viki, I am a victim advocate located in our County Attorney's Office. My concern in not necessarily for my own Compassion Fatigue, but rather the CF that I feel from the other staff, attorneys included. ...
Melissa Hodge
07/06/2005
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V Sharp
07/07/2005
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Could you offer some suggestions on how to best address compassion fatigue with police officers (since they often see these types of discussions as "weak," or "emotional&quot...
Mary Radford
07/06/2005
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V Sharp
07/06/2005
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What is the latest research in terms of outcomes from provision of education about compassion fatigue and what training and educational opportunities are currently available for service providers?
Mary Pat
07/06/2005
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Mary Pat
07/12/2005
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Felicia DiPietr
07/11/2005
arrow icon Viki, thank you for your response. This is an area I am inte...
Mary Pat
07/07/2005
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V Sharp
07/06/2005
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07/06/2005
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Can you suggest specific prevention strategies that direct care and work supervisors can implement?
Nora Baladerian
07/06/2005
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V Sharp
07/06/2005
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Lynette Murphy
07/06/2005
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What are some suggested readings, training resources, etc. that you can offer to someone developing a training presentation on self-care and understanding compassion fatigue for victim advocates. I'm spec...
Annabelle
07/06/2005
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mblaise
07/07/2005
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V Sharp
07/06/2005
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Vermilyea, Eliz
07/06/2005
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Linda Foley
07/06/2005
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V Sharp
07/06/2005
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I am a member of a critical response team for a law enforcement department. We deal with our own staff members who have experienced trauma ranging from personal issues to critical incidents on the job. Do ...
Lynette Murphy
07/06/2005
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V Sharp
07/06/2005
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How do you help your employees identify their compassion fatigue without steeping on their toes?
Amy E Fisher
07/06/2005
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V Sharp
07/06/2005
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Can you provide any insight to a relatively new member to the victim services family on how to avoid "compassion fatigue" before it starts?
Traci Dory
07/06/2005
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V Sharp
07/06/2005
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In addition to employee assistance programs that are voluntary. What would be examples of in house approaches for supervisors to address this type of fatigue in both immeditate and long term circumstances?
Mike Aspland
07/06/2005
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Michaela Anders
07/06/2005
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V Sharp
07/06/2005
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What are 2 of the best ways that I can help my staff reduce or eliminate compassion fatigue without having them reduce their hours to under 40?
Kathy Platt
07/06/2005
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V Sharp
07/06/2005
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Sometimes I feel drained and somewhat overwhelmed after speaking with some victims. I already meditate, exercise, and get help with my own issues. What other suggestions do you have? Thank you.
Samata Horwitz
07/06/2005
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Barbara Grissom
07/06/2005
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Lynette Murphy
07/06/2005
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V Sharp
07/06/2005
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