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

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5 Ways to Practice Consent in Everyday Life

April 19, 2021, RAFT Team

In recent years, consent has become a hot topic. In fact, most colleges dedicate an entire page on their website to clearly outline what is and what isn’t ...

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How to Make Self-Care Become a Mindset Rather Than a To-Do List

April 5, 2021, RAFT Team

Raise your hand if you’re tired. Give a wave if you feel guilty for not doing enough each week. As an advocate, your job is hard. Covid has ...

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Why You Need to Put the SCFA Conference On Your Calendar ASAP

March 15, 2021, RAFT Team

The burnout and compassion fatigue experienced by domestic violence and sexual violence advocates is taxing — mentally, physically, and psychologically. We need to give them all the support ...

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5 Ways Feminine Leadership Qualities Win the Day

March 1, 2021, RAFT Team

Men and women generally approach things differently. They lead differently, too. In a Wharton University Executive Education Program called, Women in Leadership: Legacies, Opportunities, and Challenges,” program director ...

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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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