Although utilizing trauma-informed principles is a beneficial tool when successfully serving clients who are victims of domestic violence and sexual violence, going a step further by being mindful will get you that much further with this population. This webinar will examine why being self-aware of our own judgments, beliefs and attitudes is so important in our work with victims. More importantly, it is this awareness that could have a profound impact on our work within this field-it could be the difference between life or death for the victims we serve.
In Part I of this two-part series, we will look at the importance of being mindful when working with victims of domestic violence. 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.
Be sure to join us June 20 for Part 2 when we examine mindfulness when working with Domestic Violence Offenders.