Mindfulness allows one to focus on the present, get out of the worry loop, and center themselves to move forward continually. Individuals come to the team with their personalities, professions, and trauma backgrounds, making every multi-disciplinary team (MDT) its unique organism, functioning with a specific personality and energy. These teams continually work hard to improve the justice system for survivors and that work can deplete resilience. MDT meetings can become frustrating and even re-traumatizing. By addressing both trauma and secondary trauma directly, looking at options for more effective supportive teamwork can begin. This webinar will address valuable tools for MDTs and individuals to practice self-care.
This BWJP webinar focuses on how sexual violence manifests in cyberspace, including non-consensual distribution of pornography and sextortion (2019).
This article discusses the prevalence of suicidality among survivors of sexual assault, and provides risks and warning signs (2018).
This review focuses on the effectiveness of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to reduce PTSD symptoms in children. The study describes the limitations and recommendations for future research on these methods (2016).
Traumatic events, especially those involving violence between people, have been found to be significant risk factors for the development of a variety of psychiatric disorders, including eating disorders—particularly those involving bulimic symptoms, such as binge eating and purging (2017).
This document provides recommendations for suicide prevention hotlines on how to prepare their organizations to respond to IPV, and practical suggestions and tools for crisis line staff on screening, risk assessment, safety planning, and referral for callers who are experiencing IPV (2018).