It's challenge time! Today we kicked off the Open Arms Challenge with our first huddle and presentation by @Sloane Hawes
and @Nina Ekholm Fry
Among the many things we learned today (including the fact that @Gina Knepp
is fluent in Portuguese), we hope that you will use this discussion thread to ask any follow up questions to our presenters and keep the conversation going amongst other challenge participants.
If you were unable to make today's call, I have attached a copy of the recording to this thread as well as the complete chat file. After you get a chance to watch the recording and reflect on all of the information, our presenters would love your thoughts on the following question: How could you integrate trauma-informed approaches in your organization?
Please leave your comments below so we can continue to tackle and discuss this difficult topic.
There were also a variety of compassion fatigue resources shared in the chat that you can find below. If you have other suggestions of resources that can be shared with staff to help them battle compassion fatigue or learn how to better deal with trauma, we encourage you to share them on this thread.
Compassion Fatigue Resources
• Massachusetts Animal Coalition (MAC) webinar about compassion fatigue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTwrTqpbvUo
• MAC webinar about how the words we use can communicate judgment and push people away: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIJubgTSE7g
• UFL Shelter Med has a Compassion Fatigue series starting Oct 18. Here is more info from the presenter, certified compassion fatigue educator Jessica Dolce. It's not just for vets. https://jessicadolce.com/compassion-fatigue-strategies-ufl/
• Free courses available on Maddie's University related to compassion fatigue: https://university.maddiesfund.org/catalog#form_type=catalog-quick-filter&page=1&webinar_type=0&sort_by=title_ascending&keywords=compassion%20fatigue
• Trauma Stewardship by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky with Connie Burk: https://traumastewardship.com/inside-the-book/
I hope to see you all on the next huddle on Thursday at 10am PT
where we'll discuss how letting go of old ideas can open new opportunities to processes that are equitable and inclusive. You only need to register once to attend all of the challenge huddles via Zoom. Here's the registration link if you have yet to register: https://maddiesfund-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckduupqjsoGNGtPuk2fatmO_acogXGlPx7
Community Strategist at Maddie's Fund