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#BlackLivesMatter: A Foundation of Self-Care

June 10, 2020, Esteniolla Harbor

The following is a message to Black Advocates from Esteniolla Harbor, RAFT Team Member. Read her message to White Advocates HERE. “Could there be anything stressing you out ...

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The Importance of Supporting DV / SV Advocates

June 8, 2020, RAFT Team

With the right support, we can all go further. That’s why here at RAFT we seek to support advocates in building resilience to compassion fatigue and burnout so ...

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Leaders Who Serve Succeed

May 25, 2020, RAFT Team

Attitude is contagious, and a positive one allows organizations to flex with challenges and grow with change. How does an organization develop a generally positive attitude? It all ...

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5 Keys to Learning Your Own Value

May 11, 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

May 4, 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 20, 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 6, 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 24, 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 19, 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 2, 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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