The Resiliency Project developed and produced by the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (IDVSA) was highlighted in the recently released Report to the Nation from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime. The project was one of several that addressed priorities of the Attorney General and fit within the Defending Childhood Initiative.
The Resiliency Project helps child abuse professionals cope with compassion fatigue, burnout, and other stress-related problems. It is available as an evidence-based, 3-day training curriculum that incorporates practitioners’ self-knowledge, hopeful outlook, crisis coping skills, strong relationships, and personal perspective into plans and tactics for self-care.
The Office for Victims of Crime’s Training and Technical Assistance Center will present the training in communities nationwide upon request. More information here.
Download the project’s handbook, A Gecko’s Guide to Building Resiliency in Child Abuse Staff & Volunteers (pdf).