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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.

    Thriving During the Holiday Seasons, Episode 2

    Thriving During the Holiday Seasons, Episode 2

    In episode two of the annual RAFT holiday podcast, the RAFT team continues their discussion on tips and tools for thriving, not surviving, the holidays.







    Episode Time Codes







    00:00 Intro00:18 Jeremie introduces the topic and the team.03:52 Jeremie's Tip #1: Create a holiday budget and stick to it.06:20 Jeremie's Tip #2: Start saving for the holidays at the start of the year.07:20 Jeremie's Tip #3: Celebrate the holiday the week after it. Usually cheaper.08:49 Team Discussion on other ways to alleviate financial stress.17:33 Indrani's Tip #1: Do not shame others by imposing expectations (old or new) about food.19:49 Indrani's Tip #2: Make a holiday list of activities (small or big) and ask the word "Why" repeatedly. Gives clarity about your wants, priorities and decisions.22:00 Indrani's Tip #3: Think Again Practice: Ask WHY for everything to slowly undo harmful patterns, expectations, and behaviors.24:12 Team Discussion on convictions and beliefs33:25 Nicole's Tip #1: Create a festive and bright environment to combat seasonal depression34:55 Nicole's Tip #2: Cook only your favorite foods37:05 Nicole's Tip #3: Stay connected to family/friends38:55 Team Discussion45:23 Jeremie wraps up Episode 246:18 Outro







    Resources







    * BOOK: Think Again: The Power of Know What You Don't Knowing by Adam Grant* BOOK: Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

    • 46 min
    Thriving During the Holiday Seasons, Episode 1

    Thriving During the Holiday Seasons, Episode 1

    In episode one of the annual RAFT holiday podcast, the RAFT team discusses tips and tools for thriving, not surviving, the holidays.







    Episode Time Codes







    00:00 Intro00:19 Jeremie introduces the topic and the team welcomes readers.02:40 Anneka's Tip #1: It is okay to say "no" to social invitations.03:55 Anneka's Tip #2: Give to yourself in addition to others.04:55 Anneka's Tip #3: Practice empathy and gratitude during the holiday06:00 Team Discussion on prioritizing family relationships/gatherings11:11 Esteniolla's Tip #1: Do not engage in family gossip. Redirect it.13:42 Esteniolla's tip #2: Protect sensitive information you don't want to share.16:00 Team Discussion on navigating family dynamics across/within cultures and in different stages of life.33:51 Jeremie wraps up Episode 134:04 Outro

    • 34 min
    How One Bad_MMAma Uses Her MMA Training to Empower DV Survivors

    How One Bad_MMAma Uses Her MMA Training to Empower DV Survivors

    In this episode, Jamie (@bad_mmama), a professional MMA fighter, shares her journey from survivor to advocate. Learn how she leverages her training in physical and non-contact defense to empower other survivors.







    Listeners, please note that there is discussion of domestic violence in the podcast and specific discussion about rape at 35:55.







    Episode Time Codes







    00:00 Intro00:26 Listeners are welcomed and RAFT team members, Indrani and Esteniolla, introduce themselves01:34 Jamie introduces herself02:15 Question: What was the switch that you flipped that gave you the courage to leave the abusive relationship?04:30 Question: How did you finally realize—this is not love?07:35 Discussion on inter-generational trauma and the "normalcy" of abuse11:58 Question: What tips or guidance do you have for those listening who are currently experiencing abuse or have loved ones who are?14:28 Discussion on available domestic abuse prevention resources15:38 Question: How did you make the shift from survivor to advocate?22:33 Question: How do you take care of yourself and manage your time as a single mom who is an advocate?24:30 Question: What do your powerHER defense classes/workshops look like?28:00 Discussion30:00 Question: How can our listeners learn more about your defense classes?31:20 Components of powerHER model: Boundaries, Awareness, Threat Recognition, Avoidance, & Self-Care33:57 Question: What made you turn to MMA fighting and connect it to your advocacy work?35:55 TRIGGER WARNING: Discussion on recent public incident of sexual assault in the news + situational awareness for bystanders39:15 Question: So back to our question, what made you decide that MMA fighting was the route to take?44:20 Discussion46:23 Closing remarks47:30 Outro







    Resources







    * National Coalition Against Domestic Violence* Women Against Abuse* @bad_mmama (Jamie Colleen)

    • 48 min
    Tips for How to Ask for Help, Part II

    Tips for How to Ask for Help, Part II

    In this episode, join the entire RAFT team as they discuss how to ask for help and the various things one must consider as they hone this practice. Tips range from the timing of how to ask for help to determining the right people to ask for help.







    Episode Time Codes







    00:00 Intro00:29 Listeners are welcomed and the RAFT team is introduced00:55 Introduction of topic: How to Ask for Help01:26 Recap of How to Ask for Help, Part I02:25 Mariam Tip #2: Think about timing when asking for help03:30 Team Discussion12:54 Anneka's Tip #1: Identify specifically and communicate clearly what you need help with to manage expectations15:13 Team Discussion19:30 Indrani's Tip #1: Take the time to determine who is the right and safe person to ask for help26:00 Team Discussion33:00 Outro







    Resources







    * TED Talk: The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer* Blog: Three Ways to Ask for Help* Podcast: Tips for How to Ask for Help, Part I

    • 33 min
    Tips for How to Ask for Help, Part I

    Tips for How to Ask for Help, Part I

    In this episode, join the entire RAFT team as they discuss how to ask for help and the various things one must consider as they hone this practice. Tips range from how to be specific in your ask to the right mindset needed when asking for help.







    Episode Time Codes







    00:00 Intro 00:30 Listeners are welcomed and the RAFT team is introduced. 01:19 Introduction of topic: How to Ask for Help 02:44 Jeremie's Tip #1: Leaders in the SV/DV field, realize that you are not alone and your team is looking to support you! 05:50 Jeremie's Tip #2: Leaders in the SV/DV field, be transparent with your team about big picture items so they know where to support. 07:53 Team Discussion 11:36 Esteniolla's Tip #1: You have no chance of help, unless you ask 13:33 Esteniolla's Tip #2: Remember how rewarding it is when you help others 14:40 Esteniolla's Tip #3: Let go of the feeling that you will owe someone for helping you 21:28 Mariam's Tip #1: Be upfront and specific with your ask for help 23:48 Team Discussion 30:19 Hear from Anneka, Indrani and more tips from Mariam in How to Ask for Help, Part II. 30:36 Outro







    Resources







    * University of Texas, Austin Technical Report: VOICE: Victim Services Occupation,Information, and Compensation Experiences Survey* RAFT Blog: Three Ways to Ask for Help

    • 31 min
    Celebration Rituals as Anchors in Life

    Celebration Rituals as Anchors in Life

    In this episode, Heather Slutzky from Anchor & Flame shares how she anchors caregivers in their resilience without compromising the flame that ignites their passion for the work.







    Episode Time Codes







    00:00 Intro 00:28 Jeremie welcomes listeners and Introduces Heather Slutzsky, Principal Celebrant of Anchor & Flame 01:45 Heather introduces herself and how her healthcare career led to being Principal Celebrant of Anchor & Flame 08:55 Q+A: Tell us more about what it means to anchor in rituals? 13:23 Discussion 20:02 Q+A: Say more about the difference between gratitude and celebration? 24:00 Discussion 30:16 Q+A: Can you speak to the role of meaning-making in resilience? 32:30 Discussion 43:34 Q+A: Your "go-bag" Anchor & Flame podcast episodes, say more about these? 47:15 Q+A: What are you up to right now? How can people connect with you? 49:50 Outro







    Resources







    * Anchor and Flame Podcast* Go Bag Podcast Episode* Anchor and Flame YouTube Channel* Heather Slutzky on LinkedIn

    • 49 min

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