Foundations of DV Advocacy: Developing Your Professional Self
Recent decades have seen a shift towards increased professionalism in the delivery of services and supports to domestic violence and sexual assault victims. For many advocates and counselors in the field, this work is also linked to their moral identity. Working with people in crisis and experiencing trauma changes us. It's important to stay in tune with ourselves and our needs to keep doing this work effectively. This workshop will explore how as advocates and counselors we navigate thoughts and feelings about professional identity, professional expectations, and meeting service needs- all while tending to the impact of secondary traumatic stress.
This course, Foundations of Domestic Violence Advocacy: Developing Your Professional Self, Approval #210423-3, provided by Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence is approved for continuing education by the NASW-DE Continuing Education Approval Collaborative. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: Friday, April 23, 2021 through January 31, 2023. Delaware social workers will receive 1.5 General CE credits for participating in this course.