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  1. Section 2: PREVENTIONModule 12: Self-care for violence prevention helpers Respect Aging:Preventing Violence against Older Persons Violence Prevention Initiative

  2. Agenda • Welcome • Learning together: • Self-care for violence-prevention helpers • Small group activity • Reporting back to whole group • Wrap-up / Evaluation

  3. Why self-care?

  4. Stress • The body’s reaction to a change that requires a physical, mental or emotional adjustment or response.

  5. Burnout • A state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion caused by extreme and prolonged stress.

  6. Vicarious trauma • The negative changes that happen to helping professionals, volunteers and others over time that result from empathetic dealings with clients and victims and hearing or seeing their traumatic experiences.

  7. Vicarious trauma • Happens when a helper "catches" the trauma of those being helped • Repeated exposure to suffering • Desire to help/change the situation • Happens because you care

  8. Self-care • Be aware of our own thoughts and behaviours • Reflect on our beliefs, values and assumptions • Share our vulnerability with people who support us

  9. Stress, burnout and vicarious trauma • Everyone responds differently • Warning signs: • Physical/emotional/spiritual changes • Changes in relationships • Consider seeking help

  10. Recognizing stress, burnout and/or vicarious trauma You may experience changes in: • How you see yourself and the world • Your emotional beliefs and needs • Self-care and behaviour • Relationships • Beliefs about spirituality, meaning, purpose

  11. Changes in how you see yourself and the world • Not a good or safe place • Questioning effectiveness • Feel little satisfaction • Survivor guilt • Preoccupied with troubling questions

  12. Changes in emotional needs • Safety • Trust • Boundaries • Making decisions • Obsessive thoughts

  13. Psychological and physiological changes • Sleep difficulties • Not bathing or washing clothes • Difficulty concentrating • No sense of humour • No appetite / eating too much • Irritable, intolerant, moody • Addictions, substance abuse

  14. Changes in relationships • Disconnected • Conflicts • Less social contact • No upsetting stories! • Intimacy issues

  15. Changes in beliefs about spirituality, meaning, purpose • Loss of meaning, purpose • Loss of hope • Despair • No wonder, gratitude, joy • Troubling questions

  16. ABCs of positive self-care A – Awareness B - Balance C - Connection

  17. Awareness • Take time to self-reflect • Journal-writing • Therapy • Talking to friend • What else?

  18. Balance • Balance awareness with action • How much time do you spend working? playing? resting? • Balance work with rest of life

  19. Connection • Connecting with meaning • Connect to others • Connecting to that “something more” beyond ourselves: • Nature • Faith • Poetry • Humanity • What else?

  20. Coping strategies for self-care • Find your own path to renewal • Revisit your path • Your path will be unique • Your plan will change

  21. Wellness Toolbox

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