On March 22nd from 10-11:30 a.m., REACH Director of Prevention Programs, Jessica Teperow, will be facilitating a training through the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance titled “Sustaining Ourselves and Our Movement.”
At REACH, we understand trauma as a “profound and meaningful loss of control over experience.” Since mid-March 2020, we have collectively and individually felt this profound loss of control on a collective level. Many of us are experiencing burnout and overwhelm. Every day, advocates bear witness to the suffering of others, and this work has a cumulative toll on us individually and collectively. As advocates, we also have our own stories and our own pain – both past and present. This workshop will create a space to acknowledge the cumulative toll of caring for others and of bearing witness to trauma, and to develop sustainable strategies to care for ourselves and support one another. Registration is required and can be done so here: https://tinyurl.com/k5r4vfs3
If you have any questions or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact MOVA at MOVA@mass.gov.