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Thank you for participating in OVC's Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this and other topics with your colleagues on ...
OVCRC
02/11/2015
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When we are overworked and understaffed, what techniques do you recommend to help cope with the workload?
Crystal
02/11/2015
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Shamele Hill
02/11/2015
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Karen Kalergis
02/11/2015
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How do we get those in supervisory positions to understand the importance of resiliency, so that it's built into the environment of the organization?
Robert
02/11/2015
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Karen Kalergis
02/11/2015
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How often do you recommend conducting trainings/workshops for our staff?
Elise
02/11/2015
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Shamele Hill
02/11/2015
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Karen Kalergis
02/11/2015
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Are there any specific approaches that should be taken to ensure that survivors of child abuse have the tools they need to work within victim service orgs?
Sue E.
02/11/2015
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Shamele Hill
02/11/2015
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Karen Kalergis
02/11/2015
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Are there models from other service areas that you have been able to apply victim services? Example: anything done in the military or for disaster response?
A. Murphy
02/11/2015
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Karen Kalergis
02/11/2015
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How much focus on this issue do you use for new employees and volunteers?
Sue E.
02/11/2015
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Karen Kalergis
02/11/2015
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Shamele Hill
02/11/2015
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Are there any trainings on stress management you recommend?
Katherine
02/11/2015
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Karen Kalergis
02/11/2015
arrow icon Thank you Karen! Have you conducted Yoga or other exercise p...
Katherine
02/11/2015
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Karen Kalergis
02/11/2015
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Have any evaluation studies been conducted on trainings to build resilience?
Denise
02/11/2015
arrow icon The Resiliency model that has been developed is evidence bas...
Shamele Hill
02/11/2015
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Karen Kalergis
02/11/2015
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My organization really needs this but I don't know what's involved - are there resources to help me do this?
Janet
02/11/2015
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Karen Kalergis
02/11/2015
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Where should I start? I want to do something for my organization but this seems like a big job.
Keisha
02/11/2015
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Shamele Hill
02/11/2015
arrow icon Do you have agencies that you can call for help in this mann...
Donna
02/11/2015
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Karen Kalergis
02/11/2015
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Having worked in social work with children and families for 20 years, it seems the issue can be management buying into a philosophy to promote resiliency. What do you recommend for engaging managers and su...
Paula Haran
02/11/2015
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Karen Kalergis
02/11/2015
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Shamele Hill
02/11/2015
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The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Shamele Hill and Karen Kalergis to the OVC Web Forum. They will be available to answer your questions on best practices for Building Resiliency...
OVCRC
02/11/2015
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Part of our work is with families of missing and often times, sexually exploited children. The level of vicarious trauma is high, it is like a roller coaster and depending on IF, when and how the child or...
Nancy Sabin
09/04/2007
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Karen Kalergis
02/11/2015
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Do you often see vicarious trauma in staff that work in hospice?
Jill
03/14/2007
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ALAN BARONE
04/21/2008
arrow icon I'm a hospice chaplain doing research on vicarious trauma in...
Gretchen Thomps
04/07/2008
arrow icon Jill, I have been involved in providing Vicarious TraumaComp...
Mary Pat DeWald
04/26/2007
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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END GUEST HOST SESSION - Thank you for participating in OVC’s Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this and other ...
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There is a predominant belief promoted about the role of mental,legal or health professionals regarding their having to detach themselves from their clients in order to aid them. Do you think this belief h...
Maritza
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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I just took the CF Self Test from ACE. I scored a 40 (high risk) for Compassion Fatique, and a 38 (high risk) for burn out. Now what do I do??
Patricia
03/14/2007
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C Bishop
02/11/2008
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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I respond to victims of DV and sexual assault in hospital emergency rooms and have noticed that in the 4 years I've been doing it, I have developed a pattern of getting lightheaded as soon as a victim of S...
Brandi
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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Please provide any information you may have with advocate certification. I am involved in the sexual assault field and would like to get some of our advocates officially certified.
Sandy
03/14/2007
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Elizabeth Burns
11/06/2007
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Please explain the difference between primary and secondary PTSD (or Compassion Fatigue/Vicarious Traumatization and PTSD). Thank you.
Paula P. Smith
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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One way I work with my staff during trainings and after is to remind them that it is ok not to think about your clients or your work all the time. Many staff, those new and experienced, have this notion th...
dawn
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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As a victim/witness advocate in a prosecutor based program for the past 20 years, I sometimes find myself losing patience with some victims of domestic violence-who have continually been involved in the co...
Mary Kay
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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Ebony
03/14/2007
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I would like to know how you can prevent vicarious trauma in the work place.
Nichole
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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Is keeping a journal a good idea, when working with survivors of Domestic Violence?
Gina
03/14/2007
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B. Rubel
03/16/2007
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