VIDEO: Dr. Apryl Pooley reviews the latest vicarious trauma research and interviews Lisa Tieszen, founder of the organizational health agency Resilience Works, to help promote the well-being of all crime victim advocates.
“This webinar explores why it’s critical to recognize the importance of other factors, including setting healthy boundaries and accessing support as an integral part of a holistic approach to self-care.”
“Gather basic knowledge about vicarious trauma within a tribal context and the impact on service providers’ health and well-being.”
“In this session, providers will develop an increased understanding of vicarious trauma and determine ways to develop resiliency and healthy coping skills for those providing care to recent victims of sexual assault.”
These concrete, trauma-informed tools can be used to respond to trauma by helping a survivor learn to regulate trauma reactions through breathing and grounding exercises. These tools are available in both Spanish and English. Also included are a variety of other trainings and resources available in Spanish and English.
“This recording is a conversation between two state/national program directors as they talk about trauma-informed supervision—and what that looks like for supporting and taking care of staff/advocates while being rooted in resiliency, honesty, trust, and giving advocates the support and tools they need to do this work.”
“We all have stories. Some more than others but remember, it isn’t a competition, and we are all in this together. If you are in a helping profession, you have a story or more than likely, a lot of stories. Wendy Hummell, Kim Colegrove, and Brenda Dietzman will give you tools and tips for a more resilient life and answer your questions during this resilience-building discussion panel.”
“This session will provide an overview of OVC TTAC’s engagement with communities across the United States in developing and sustaining vicarious trauma peer-to-peer collaboratives.”
“But when the Covid-19 pandemic started, she said, the calls changed. She used to get maybe two or three life-threatening calls a week, but when the pandemic started, the urgent calls came every day, multiple times a day. It’s been 18 months, and the calls haven’t let up.”
“While technology increasingly acts as a gateway to greater accessibility — from digital services, virtual programming, and online learning opportunities to global social movements and social media activism — constant notifications and inbox alerts and the rapid pace of news and new opportunities can easily overwhelm us.”