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5 Keys to Learning Your Own Value

May 11th, 2020, RAFT Team

How you value yourself shows up in how you treat yourself. That’s a big statement. Let’s start with the basics. You probably treat the people around you pretty …

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5 Steps to Saying YES to the Things You Love

April 27th, 2020, RAFT Team

Many people have an aversion to boundaries. They’re hard to determine, all about “no,” and difficult to enforce. Today we’d like to flip that thinking on its head. …

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15 Tips to Get the Most From Your Online Conference

April 20th, 2020, RAFT Team

Virtual meetings provide great opportunity to move things forward. And we’re learning some great lessons as we move more towards the online space. Hour-long meetings can be replaced …

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7 Tips to Enhance Your Self-Care Journaling

April 6th, 2020, RAFT Team

Define Self-Care There are so many ways to practice self-care. We’ve talked about a daily self-care routine, physical practices to help your emotional health, and the ways meditation …

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RAFT’s Research-Based Model Helps Strengthen Leaders

March 24th, 2020, RAFT Team

Research Points to Immense On-the-Job Stress for Advocates At RAFT, we are learning more and more about the occupational stressors Advocates face. With insights gleaned from studies and …

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No Place to Hide: The Reality of Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors During a Pandemic

March 19th, 2020, RAFT Team

The COVID-19 pandemic has halted our society—forcing millions indoors and disrupting crucial systems we depend on. Even more devastating is its ability to expose and greatly exacerbate preexisting …

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Trading the Power and Control Wheel for the Equality Wheel

March 2nd, 2020, RAFT Team

Almost all those who work in Advocacy know about the Power and Control Wheel. Developed in the early 80s in Duluth, Minnesota by the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project …

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5 Physical Practices to Strengthen Your Emotional Health

February 24th, 2020, RAFT Team

For most Advocate, days can feel very long. You’re up early to take care of your family before work. You support survivors all day. You’re running errands, preparing …

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4 Things You Need to Know About Domestic Violence

February 10th, 2020, RAFT Team

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) defines domestic violence as “the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of …

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Super Bowl = Super Busy

January 27th, 2020, RAFT Team

Most eyes in the US will be on Miami for the Super Bowl on February 2. Whether or not you’re a football fan, it’s easy to fall into …

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