• 18th Nov 2015

    10 Secrets of Healthy Trauma Organizations

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    Leadership, including Boards of Directors, has primary ethical responsibility for creating environments which promote and support organizational and individual vicarious trauma pre

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  • 22nd Oct 2015

    Life After Death: Domestic Violence Murder and Those Left Behind

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      My mother laid in the casket, unrecognizable. Broken bones, lacerations and bruises, hastily covered with makeup. She was tightly wrapped, like a mummy, with long white

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  • 24th Apr 2015

    Personal and Organizational Risk Factors for Vicarious Trauma

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    Clinical and research literature describes a multitude of personal and organizational risk factors associated with vicarious trauma in the trauma field. We cannot change some of th

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  • 12th Mar 2015

    Why Self-Care is Not Enough

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    "While we believe that the effects of vicarious traumatization are inevitable and permanent, we also believe they are modifiable. Thus, while this will change you, there is a lot y

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  • 4th Feb 2015

    My Body Image and Radical Self-Acceptance

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    I was staring at pictures of myself wearing this beautiful blue bridesmaid gown. I was staring in horror, shame, and disbelief. How did the statuesque image of myself in the mirror

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  • 4th Jan 2015

    Self-Care Wheel: Voted #1 Self-Care Tool for Trauma Professionals!

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    Happy New Year, Dear Friends, Thousands of trauma professionals around the country are making New Year resolution to Self-Care more effectively, in order to lead productive, ric

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  • 4th Dec 2014

    Painful Truths About Vicarious Trauma: Statistics From the Field

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      Vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress or compassion fatigue, and burnout are all forms of stress that may affect those working "helping" professions because that w

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  • 4th Nov 2014

    Chasing Gratitude, Finding Contentment

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    Gratitude is one of the most effective tools to beat the negativity and build up your internal positive reference bank. Gratitude supports the sense of fulfillment, appreciation of

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  • 4th Oct 2014

    How Do We Become Vicarious Trauma Statistics?

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    Between 40%-85% of “helping professionals” develop vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and high rates of traumatic symptoms (Mathieu, 2012). How do we become vicarious trau

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  • 4th Sept 2014

    100 Things I Love About Myself

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    Remember that supervisor's evaluation that had 30 positive points and 1 negative? Or that "To DO List" with 1 incomplete task out of 10? Or that paper you wrote in college and got

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  • 4th Aug 2014

    Secondary Trauma…Why Does It Hurt So Much?

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    In the past few years there has been a movement to bring awareness and solutions to profound negative psychological effects caused by being exposed to the trauma of others. Domesti

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  • 4th July 2014

    The Healing Circle

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    We, survivors of violence, know this power. The deep, earth-shattering, mending, and compassionate power of women's healing circle. This knowing starts somewhere in our bellies wit

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  • 4th June 2014

    Telling on my FEAR

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    You know what I do every Wednesday for the past 6 months? I agonize in pain and fear, drowning in the sea of inadequacy and self-flagellation. Reason? Oh, it's nothing, just that I

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