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

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How Training Helps a Shelter

July 8, 2019, RAFT Team

Shelters Provide Basic Short-Term Needs Shelters provide an amazing service to those in need. Every single one works a little bit differently, but the heart to help is ...

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How to Be Strong While Still Being Gentle

June 24, 2019, RAFT Team

“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.” St. Francis De Sales When we think of a gentle person, we envision someone ...

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Educating Others About Domestic Violence

June 10, 2019, RAFT Team

Many around us have an image in their heads of what domestic violence looks like: black eyes, broken bones and shuttered windows. Many believe they could spot an ...

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Could you be diagnosed with Burnout? The World Health Organization thinks so.

June 5, 2019, RAFT Team

The World Health Organization (WHO) is bringing to light a truth many of us may be familiar with: work-related stress can bring on burnout. The new definition defines burnout as a ...

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7 Questions to Ask to Jumpstart Recovery

May 27, 2019, RAFT Team

For those healing from domestic violence, abuse or trauma, the first thing to realize is that recovery isn’t linear. No one can outline the way recovery will progress ...

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Recognition feels amazing, but isn’t worth worrying about

May 24, 2019, RAFT Team

On May 3rd 2019 Indrani was recognized as a champion of gender equity and justice for both her global work to lift women and girls out of poverty, and ...

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4 Ways Meditation Can Help You Stay More Balanced

May 13, 2019, RAFT Team

Does your to-do list seem twice as long as your days? Are you worn out trying to keep up with all life throws your way? Between work, family ...

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Updates from the Team: Philadelphia Training Recap

April 30, 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 23, 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 8, 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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