Organizations and survivors across the country have noted an increase in the use of non- consensual tracking devices, such as AirTags and Tile, being used to track survivors. During this 90 minute webinar, NCCASA's Leah Poole, will talk about what these devices are, how they are used to track survivors, and how to safety plan around them.
The staff at NCCASA believes that education is one of the essential components to preventing sexual violence.
NCCASA advocates for the rights of survivors of sexual violence and for those individuals and organizations that assist survivors.
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Organizational trauma is a collective experience that overwhelms an organization’s defensive and protective structures and leaves the agency temporarily vulnerable and helpless or permanently damaged. Traumatic events can be sudden, shocking, and throw the organization into turmoil. Organizational traumatization may also result from repeated damaging actions or the deleterious effects of the nature of an organization’s work. Unaddressed organizational trauma — whether sudden or cumulative — causes serious harm and can be catastrophic for organizations. It negatively impacts service delivery, compromises relationships with co-workers, and weakens the organization’s ability to respond to internal and external challenges. Over time the unhealed effects of trauma compromise the organization’s fundamental health.
Join NCCASA and Dr. Shana Hormann for another session on organizational trauma! Advocacy is defined as any action that speaks in favor of, recommends, argues for a cause, supports or defends, or pleads on behalf of others (Alliance for Justice). Advocates choose how to approach advocacy, sometimes by personal preference, by agency norms, and/or by the situation. Two advocacy approaches are bridge building and adversarial. There are advantages and disadvantages to each approach. Increasing capacity for advocacy includes increasing choices for responses so advocates feel confident in their competence.
Join NCCASA and Dr. Shana Hormann for another part in our series on organizational trauma! Do you or those with whom you work have a hard time communicating needs and boundaries?
Join NCCASA and Dr. Shana Hormann for another part in our series on organizational trauma! Are you aware of your conflict resolution styles? Conflict occurs when people have different opinions, lack respect for each other, or misunderstand intentions. Resolving conflict involves communicating effectively and reaching a solution. When conflict is resolved effectively, it leads to many benefits, such as accomplishing goals and strengthening relationships. But conflict can also be damaging. If handled ineffectively conflict can lead to a breakdown of relationships and decreased productivity.
Join NCCASA and Dr. Shana Hormann for another part in our series on organizational trauma! Teams and organizations, like individuals, can be harshly impacted by trauma. The COVID pandemic has added a layer of trauma over our collective work and our individual lives. We are faced with a given that many of our organizational cultures and our staff are struggling with cumulative trauma. We look around and see that the pain and shock of trauma are reverberating through teams, agencies and first responder units in our communities. The added layer of trauma from the pandemic is especially burdensome for individuals and communities that also suffer from historical trauma and/or trauma from racial injustice. Over time the unhealed effects of trauma compromise individual and organizational health. We come together with the knowledge that trauma has happened, that we may be individually and collectively experiencing cumulative trauma, and to build resilience for moving forward.
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