There is a strong focus — and a plethora of training — on the benefits of being trauma-informed and mindful when working with victims of crime, particularly DV and Sex Assault. However, what if we take these same topics and turn the tables to really look at how these same principles impact our work with the perpetrators of these crimes? We all know the perpetrators “size us up” at the same time we are doing the same with them; so what happens when we aren’t prepared—when we aren’t being mindful? This webinar will look to examine how impactful our self-awareness or lack thereof plays a role in investigating and/or supervising the perpetrators we work with.
In Part 2 of this two-part series, we will look at the importance of being mindful when working with Domestic Violence offenders. Topics of discussion will include:
- A description of mindfulness
- Research to support the importance of being aware of our judgments,
- Beliefs and attitudes when working these cases
- Potential problems that may arise in working with victims and offenders when we let these judgments get in the way.
Resources Mentioned During Webinar:
- “All the information was valuable to me but I learned that there are different ways of looking at each situation and I enjoyed attending this webinar and look forward to attending future webinars. Thank You.” –Vera
- “Good perspectives when working with offenders. So much emphasis and training have been on the victims. Thank you.” –Shari
- “I appreciate the reminder to attendees to check what they are experiencing when working with offenders. Ongoing personal inventory to check your objectivity is important.” –Zane
- “I found the webinar was very informative and will be useful in our practice.” –Jodi
- “I really enjoyed the anecdotal information regarding her direct experiences supervising the clients and tying it to the research. It was very impactful.” –Barbara
- “Mindfulness is key in this work and we need to be diligent in reminding ourselves to look at all possibilities.” –Julie
- “Sara is awesome!! Great information!!!” –Stephanie
- “Sara was fantastic. What I heard was very beneficial to me even though I do not have any offenders under my supervision, but I deal with a lot of victims every day. Thank you so much for your insight.” –Elana