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RAFT has a mission to improve the level of care for sexual and domestic violence survivors by supporting advocates in building resilience to compassion fatigue and burnout. Previously known as the "Caring for the Caregivers Podcast" the RAFT podcast has been created to support you, the Advocate, in the amazing work you do every day to make a difference in the lives of your clients and their children. With a focus on positive psychology, setting boundaries, building shame resilience, and improving your self-care, the RAFT podcast will provide the tools and answers you need to deal with the challenging situations you are facing every day in both your work and personal life.

RAFT RAFT: Indrani Goradia, Alyce Jurgensen, Jeremie Miller, Amy Jaffe

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RAFT has a mission to improve the level of care for sexual and domestic violence survivors by supporting advocates in building resilience to compassion fatigue and burnout. Previously known as the "Caring for the Caregivers Podcast" the RAFT podcast has been created to support you, the Advocate, in the amazing work you do every day to make a difference in the lives of your clients and their children. With a focus on positive psychology, setting boundaries, building shame resilience, and improving your self-care, the RAFT podcast will provide the tools and answers you need to deal with the challenging situations you are facing every day in both your work and personal life.

    Body Scan Meditation

    Body Scan Meditation

    In this episode, Indrani offers a body scan. It is a perfect and brief tool that helps build resilience. Relax and enjoy.







    Episode Time Codes







    00:00 Intro

    00:21 Breathe with Intention to Start

    01:06 Body Scan Begins

    12:01 Three Deep Breaths to Transition Out of Body Scan

    12:29 Outro

    • 13 min
    Learn to Make Decisions by W.A.I.T.ing

    Learn to Make Decisions by W.A.I.T.ing

    In this episode of the RAFT Podcast, Indrani reveals a new tool called W.A.I.T., a tool for intentional decision-making. Listen in as Jeremie and Alyce apply the tool using their unique styles and learn how you can, too.







    Episode Time Codes







    00:00 Intro 00:57 Intro to Conversation 01:40 Tool Objective: Guides the Process of Being Presented with a Decision and Making it. 3:03 Indrani Explains Each Component of W.A.I.T.: 3:04 W = "Who, What, When, Where & Why" 3:50 A = Awareness of your five senses & Reaction 4:50 I = Investigate your inner self & Reaction on Your Body 6:09 T = Time. Give Yourself Time to Breathe & the Gift of Time 8:11 Indrani Facilitates Initial Responses from Jeremie and Alyce on the Tool Description 11:50 Jeremie Shares the Decision He Worked on Using W.A.I.T. 19:14 Alyce Shares the Decision She Worked on Using W.A.I.T. 23:50 Indrani Reacts to Alyce's and Jeremie's Decision-Making 25:35 Helpful Takeaways & Guidance for Listeners Using the Tool 28:43 Summary of Discussion 30:10 Outro







    Resources







    * Watch the Virtual Staying Afloat 2020 Conference* Learn more about PERMA in Martin E.P. Seligman' book Flourish

    • 31 min
    Managing the Stress That Comes With Change

    Managing the Stress That Comes With Change

    In this episode of the RAFT Podcast, Jeremie, Indrani, and Alyce discuss tools that Advocates and Management can utilize to mitigate the stress and anxiety that often accompanies change.







    Episode Time Codes







    00:00 Intro 00:25 Intro to Conversation 01:28 Tool #1 - Intentional Body Scan Meditation with a Written Reflection 07:30 Discussion: Takeaways of Tool #1 10:20 Challenges Among Advocates During Change: Shame, Isolation, Blurred Boundaries 13:22 Tool #2 - Set Boundaries Between Home & Work 14:44 Tool #3 - Connect with a Trusted Network 17:45 Discussion: Takeaways of Tool #2 and #3 23:35 Lessons from Change - Clear & Frequent Communication, Flexibility, Becoming Focused 30:40 Discussion: Reflections on Lessons Learned 37:27 Summary & Conclusion 39:07 Outro







    Resources







    Email info@raftcares.org for FREE RAFT Workshops.

    • 40 min
    A Day in the Life of an Advocate, Part 2

    A Day in the Life of an Advocate, Part 2

    In this episode of the RAFT Podcast, Indrani and Alyce continue their discussion about the day and the life of an advocate. Join us with our guests Susan Shipman, Executive Director, and Trace Fleming-Trice, Sexual Violence Program Director, at 2nd Chance, which serves survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Anniston, Alabama.







    Episode Time Codes







    00:00 Intro

    00:34 Intro to Conversation

    01:05 Discussion - There is No Typical or Dull Day as an Advocate

    12:16 Discussion - What Gets in the Way of Taking Care of Ourselves

    04:32 Indrani - The importance of gratitude

    11:58 Discussion - What are you grateful for today?

    24:46 Indrani - Connecting Back to Gratitude

    27:09 Final Thoughts - Giving Gratitude & The Difficulty of Receiving It

    32:00 Conclusion

    33:44 Outro







    Resources







    Send your scenario to info@raftcares.org and we will try to provide some tools to help on a future episode.







    Online Support







    * Yoga Nidra Meditation* Self-Care for Advocates Facebook Group







    RAFT Blog Posts







    * How to Build Resilience as Advocates* 5 Physical Practices to Strengthen Your Emotional Health* Self-Care: How to Start a Gratitude and Success Journal

    • 34 min
    A Day in the Life of an Advocate, Part 1

    A Day in the Life of an Advocate, Part 1

    In this episode of the RAFT Podcast, Indrani and Alyce discuss the importance and impact of a gratitude practice in the day and the life of an advocate. Join us with our guests Susan Shipman, Executive Director, and Trace Fleming-Trice, Sexual Violence Program Director, at 2nd Chance, which serves survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Anniston, Alabama.







    Episode Time Codes







    00:00 Intro 00:36 Welcome 02:10 Guest introduction: Susan 03:03 Guest introduction: Trace 04:32 Indrani - The importance of gratitude 08:31 Discussion 11:58 Susan - What are you grateful for today? 13:27 Trace - What are you grateful for today? 16:38 Discussion 17:25 Final Thoughts 18:19 Outro







    Resources







    Send your scenario to info@raftcares.org and we will try to provide some tools to help on a future episode.







    RAFT Blog Post







    * Self-Care: How to Start a Gratitude and Success Journal

    • 18 min
    Healthy Boundaries and Your Core Values

    Healthy Boundaries and Your Core Values

    In this episode of the RAFT Podcast Indrani, Alyce, and Jeremie discuss a common occurrence for sexual and domestic violence advocates: going over the allotted time with a client, especially at the end of the workday. How can you set a boundary to end a meeting with a client without feeling guilty or like you betrayed them?







    Episode Time Codes







    00:00 Intro 00:39 Welcome and scenario 02:24 Indrani – Breaking habits with Going to the movies to find a tweak. Find the "why" of saying no. 11:02 Discussion 13:39 Jeremie – Using your core values to make decisions 19:39 Discussion 24:18 Alyce – Reasons for not setting a boundary 27:10 Discussion 33:00 Alyce – what happens when we have healthy boundaries 34:39 Discussion 39:00 Conclusion 41:04 Outro







    Resources







    Send your scenario to info@raftcares.org and we will try to provide some tools to help on a future episode.







    * Poem by Portia Nelson – "Autobiography in Five Short Chapters"* Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brené Brown* DOWNLOAD: Finding Your Core Values Exercise







    Episodes about saying "no" and "Yes! No. Yes?"







    * When Family and Work Values Collide* Feeling Guilty When Saying No to Your Supervisor* Take Care of Yourself First, Then Take Care of Your Family

    • 41 min

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