Comments on: Betsy Wants Your Advice! http://www.selfcareinsocialwork.com/new-feature/ Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:00:29 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 By: Betsy http://www.selfcareinsocialwork.com/new-feature/#comment-538 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:38:55 +0000 http://www.selfcareinsocialwork.com/?p=208#comment-538 Thank you for your response. I’ve been talking with the medical director about vicarious trauma as this is a new concept to me and I’m sure our organization. I’m quite concerned about returning to work as I’ve witnessed numerous people either get fired for not having the ability to keep up with the pace and demands of the job. In addition I’ve seen numerous people return from a loa, either physical or mental health, only to be fired. The environment is highly stressful, with many of us consistently fearing losing our job or being written up. I so desire to return to work, However in a different capacity. After much research in regards to regulations, the need for use of evidence best practices and the potential changes coming that will include reimbursement based on outcomes and improvements in consumers, I would like to work in the agency in a mgmt role of practice improvement.

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By: William Sparks http://www.selfcareinsocialwork.com/new-feature/#comment-537 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:41:44 +0000 http://www.selfcareinsocialwork.com/?p=208#comment-537 Hi Betsy, In my personal opinion you will need an ally in the organization that has power. This could be your supervissor, Exec Dir, Charir of the Board HR Committee, or Board Chair. The strategy is to drive an Trauma Informed Organization Development Model at both the policy and practice level for staff as well as clients. Existing resources include the Sanctuary Model of Sandra Bloom in the US, Becoming Trauma Informed Model from CAMH in Toronto and tips on creating Trauma Informed Agencies from CAST Canada and Francoise Mathieu’s Walk the Walk. Your STS-PTSD counsellor may have a lead on these folks. You will need allies both in and out of the org. Let me know how is goes. Bill in Toronto.

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