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Archived Webinar: COVID-19 – Where We are and the Path Ahead for Staff and Patients

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: October 25, 2021
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Self-care and Staff Care
COVID-19 and the Delta Variant have caused significant stress, trauma, death, and grief globally at a level not seen in 100 years. No populations have been spared, but health care and humanitarian workers have been impacted disproportionately. While caring for patients/clients, health care workers have often been at risk of catching COVID-19, and risked bringing …

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Blog Post: Does Self-care Really Matter to My Health or Identity?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 6, 2021
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Self-care and Staff Care
Protecting ourselves from overwhelming stress is similar to staying healthy in general: the familiar advice to eat right, exercise, and maintain good sleep patterns is important to follow. But resilience from stress is also reliant on nurturing our relationships, work life and hobbies, material safety, and values. This blog post offers some tips to help you do this.

Evidence Summary: What works to reduce burnout and vicarious trauma among refugee service providers?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: January 1, 2021
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Self-care and Staff Care
This evidence summary assesses the evidence surrounding the effectiveness of several interventions to reduce burnout among staff, including organizational and individual approaches. It includes tips for organizations that are most effective in reducing staff secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and more.

Archived Webinar: Racial Justice in Humanitarian Work Session 1: Introduction

Author(s): International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Date: December 11, 2020
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Self-care and Staff Care
The Racial Justice in Humanitarian Work series, presented by the IRC in Boise, is a large group learning experience, interspersed with small group reflection sessions applying the learnings to our day-to-day work. The sessions study systemic racism in the U.S., histories and lived experiences of people new to the U.S., how each of us fits …

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Archived Webinar: “I Was Already Burned Out, and Now This…” Strategies for Staff and Supervisors to Mitigate Burnout, Vicarious Trauma, and Other Occupational Hazards

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 18, 2020
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Self-care and Staff Care
Hosted on November 18, 2020, this training was delivered by Adeyinka Akinsulure-Smith, Ph.D., ABPP, Licensed Psychologist & Professor, The City College of New York Bellevue Program for Survivors of Torture; and Kristen Guskovict, LCSW, Founder, Humanitarian Empathy and Refugee Trauma (Heart) of Aid Work. For many months now, U.S. refugee service providers and the clients …

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Guide: Preventing Occupational Hazards by Promoting Organizational Resilience

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: November 17, 2020
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Self-care and Staff Care
Burnout, secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue are all considered occupational hazards. These effects can result directly from working in certain professions, such as refugee service provision. The internal culture and environment of an organization can increase a staff person’s vulnerability to these occupational hazards, or these can enhance organizational resilience. This guide …

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Podcast: How Can Supervisors and Organizations Support Staff Care?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 6, 2020
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Self-care and Staff Care
Are you looking to increase staff care programming in your organization? Stream the latest episode of the Switchboard podcast, where Kristen Guskovict, LCSW and Founder of Heart of Aid Work, and Dr. Adeyinka Akinsulure-Smith, Licensed Psychologist and Tenured Professor at the City College of New York, discuss the importance of providing resettlement staff with the …

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Podcast: Ask an Expert: Self-Care Q&A

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 6, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Self-care and Staff Care
In this episode of the Switchboard podcast, Kristen Guskovict, LCSW and Founder of Heart of Aid Work, and Dr. Aprile Andelle, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, discuss the importance of self-care for refugee service providers and respond to questions submitted by listeners. They offer advice for those living alone during the pandemic, tips on staying …

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Podcast: How Are You Really Doing?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 22, 2020
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Self-care and Staff Care
Are you experiencing increased stress, worry, or burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic? Stream Switchboard’s latest podcast, where Kristen Guskovict, LCSW and Founder of Heart of Aid Work, and Dr. Minal Giri, Medical Director of Melrose Park Pediatrics, share how they are feeling during the pandemic. They discuss the challenges of connecting with people virtually; how …

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Blog Post: Wellbeing for Refugee Service Providers during COVID-19: Am I Ok?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 11, 2020
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Self-care and Staff Care
As the coronavirus pandemic redefines “normal,” many people are experiencing more symptoms of emotional distress. For most of us, seeing some of these signs some of the time isn’t too concerning. It’s when we begin to feel this way most of the time that it can become alarming. Learning to recognize signs of emotional distress in ourselves or our loved ones is one step towards beginning to cope.