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Updates from the Team: Philadelphia Training Recap

April 30th, 2019, RAFT Team

As part of our “Caring for the Caregivers” Program, our team travels to domestic violence-focused organizations and shelters to provide in person support and training around compassion fatigue …

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What a Career in Domestic Violence Really Looks Like

April 22nd, 2019, RAFT Team

There are many roads that can lead to a career that works to end domestic violence. Some pursing a career to end domestic violence grew up in homes …

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Recognizing Triggers and Learning How to Manage Them

April 8th, 2019, RAFT Team

Removing yourself from a violent relationship doesn’t mean you’re suddenly better. The road to recovery is long, and along the way survivors often experience what experts call “triggers.” …

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Leaving an Abuser: What You Need to Know

March 25th, 2019, RAFT Team

Abuse, by its very nature, is all-consuming, confusing, and messy. One in four women will experience intimate partner abuse in her lifetime. One moment things are golden and the …

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What the Research Tells Us About Trauma Recovery

March 12th, 2019, RAFT Team

Any Type of Recovery Takes Time We’ve all dealt with illness before and spent a day or two in bed with a fever. It might take a week …

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Who is Doing the Breaking?

March 6th, 2019, RAFT Team

“Are you trying to break families?” asked the principle of the school.  A few years ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to speak to a group of young …

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Piles of Trash Can Be Deceiving

February 27th, 2019, RAFT Team

Look at photo number 1. Looks like a pile of trash yes? No matter how many times you look at it or stare at it, it still looks …

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Building Better Families..Yes We Must

February 20th, 2019, RAFT Team

The architecture of a healthy mind, body and spirit is a mindful practice. It is not happenstance. It must be intentional. What steps must we take to carefully craft our …

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This Valentine’s Day Will You Put Flowers in Water To Keep Them Alive?

February 13th, 2019, RAFT Team

There was a time when I used to buy flowers and hang them upside down for them to dry. I had a notion that I could have a …

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Say NO to abuse. Don’t leave yourself unfinished.

February 6th, 2019, RAFT Team

Say NO to abuse. Don’t leave yourself unfinished. Inspired by business executive and author, Seth Godin. Read the post here. If you don’t have time to clean up, …

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