Providing services to survivors of violence and trauma is exhausting and rewarding work. Many of us come to it because of the ways sexual and domestic violence have impacted us personally, and all of us have a desire to improve the lives and honor the strengths of those who need our services. Because of the intense connection individual employees bring to their work as advocates, supervision that is focused on empowerment, trust, and kindness is essential to creating healthy work environments. Supervision should support advocates so that they provide exceptional direct service, thereby helping an organization achieve its mission.
We’ll explore ways that supervisors can contribute to creating healthy workplaces while supporting their co-workers. They’ll be discussed in the context of our diverse organizations; many of which are collaborative, feminist based, and also hierarchical. Conference attendees who are already supervisors or who are working towards becoming supervisors are encouraged to attend.
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