Increasing Staff Capacity to Respond to Intimate Partner Violence/Human Trafficking During COVID-19
Title: Increasing Staff Capacity to Respond to Intimate Partner Violence/Human Trafficking During COVID-19
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 10-11amPST/11-12pmMST/12-1pmCST/1-2pmEST
Description: This webinar offers a combination of self-care and organizational practice strategies to help prevent provider burn out and bolster staff readiness for implementing CUES, as well as trauma-informed and healing-centered practices. Lifetime exposure to violence is common and working with clients who are experiencing or have experienced trauma/violence can trigger painful memories and trauma for staff. A personal history of exposure to violence increases risk for experiencing secondary traumatic stress. We share trauma-informed approaches offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that recognize how trauma affects all individuals involved with the program, organization, or system, including its own workforce. Numerous studies tell us that in order to do this complex work the needs of providers cannot be ignored. Providers need supports for themselves and within their systems to promote healing centered engagement, which will also be covered in this webinar.
- Rebecca Levenson, MA, Health Policy Consultant, Futures Without Violence
- Anna Marjavi, Program Director, Futures Without Violence
- Kiricka Yarbough-Smith, Human Trafficking Consultant, Futures Without Violence
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