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Resources, exercises and community-building for advocates and the survivors they support.

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7 Ways to Optimize Your Time and Impact

February 22, 2021, RAFT Team

These days it’s difficult to focus on the task at hand. You have message alerts on our phones, email alerts on our laptops, news to check, twitter to ...

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3 Advocate Mindset Shifts to Help You Avoid Burnout

February 8, 2021, RAFT Team

As an advocate, you know you’re doing important work. Necessary work. But during these pandemic days, compassion fatigue and burnout are lurking at the door and you’re probably ...

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Failing, Learning & Growing to Support ALL Advocates

January 25, 2021, Esteniolla Harbor

FAIL(ING) At RAFT, we FAIL. LEARN. GROW. It is a value statement we vulnerably embrace as we learn to support our team and the advocates we serve. Perhaps ...

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How to Fill Your Cup When You Work with Domestic Violence Survivors

January 25, 2021, RAFT Team

You’ve been on a long hot walk before. Maybe you didn’t anticipate the heat, the length of the walk, or that you’d be gone so long. But I’ll ...

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Leadership from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the human, not the image.

January 14, 2021, Esteniolla Harbor

These days, when we reflect on Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we often think of him as a nonviolent preacher, a dreamer of racial unity, a beloved ...

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3 Lessons We Can Learn From Nature About Boundaries and Shame

January 11, 2021, RAFT Team

We’re in the throes of winter, the very coldest season of the year for us in the Northern Hemisphere. The days are short, the nights are long. Darkness ...

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5 Steps to Grow Resilience in 2021

December 28, 2020, RAFT Team

You could probably use a shot of resilience about now. Or vaccine to inoculate you against bad times. Don’t you wish resilience were a “have it” or “don’t ...

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5 Steps to a Digital Detox and Why You Need It

December 14, 2020, RAFT Team

These days we’re all online. In fact, it seems like it’s harder and harder to pull away from the computer or our phones, The world is shifting fast ...

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Overcoming Despair in the Dark Seasons

November 30, 2020, RAFT Team

We’re in the dark of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. And more than the physical darkness, you may feel emotional darkness and despair. Perhaps you are grieving life ...

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How to Become a Family that Supports One Another

November 10, 2020, RAFT Team

“There’s nothing like family.” This statement carries truth and gives some warm fuzziness. But this statement can also bring a wink and smile, as if the one who ...

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