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empathy vs self-care: the social work struggle

It might come as a surprise, but most social workers don’t get into the field for the money.

I know, I know. Contain your shock. 1,201 more words

Life At Home

Protecting yourself from trauma on the digital frontline

Editors note: Guest contribution by Sam Dubberley from the Eyewitness Media Hub about their new study on the risk of secondary trauma when working with citizen media. 1,290 more words

How To

High Stress Tools Workshop

Spaces still available – Saturday January 16, 2016 10am-Noon

Are you in a high stress environment?

When we are under chronic stress or have experienced a high stress/traumatic event or vicarious trauma we may experience… 351 more words

Nervous System

Staying Positive

by Matt Renaud Youth Advocate and Prevention Educator, AWARE

Earlier today, I saw a news story titled, As pressure mounts, ISIS militants hide behind kids… 291 more words

Changing Social Norms

Stream of consciousness brain dump

It’s a little after 11 pm. I’ve been awake since my ex texted me at 7:45 this morning because he was running late getting our daughter to school from his side of town. 997 more words


Secondary (or vicarious) Trauma in Caregivers

Many of my friends are either first responders, medical pro’s, social workers, pastors or family caregivers of some sort. Much is written, and rightfully so, about Post Traumatic Stress but more needs to be said about the same sort of problems with those who care for those who have had psychological, physical or spiritual trauma. 883 more words