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Increasing Staff Capacity to Respond to Intimate Partner Violence/Human Trafficking During COVID-19

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Operations

Resource Subtopic: COVID-19, Administrative Policies, Human Resources, Recruitment and Retention.

Keywords: Occupational Health and Safety, Policies and Procedures.

Year Developed: 2021

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.) Clinicians
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff PCAs

Language: English

Developed by: National Health Network on Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: 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.

Resource Details: 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.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.