50 episodes

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

    • Education
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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.

    New Year Gratitudes

    New Year Gratitudes

    In this episode, the RAFT Team comes together to reflect upon their personal highlights of 2023 and discuss all things gratitude. From embracing gratitude through challenges and reminding yourself to practice gratitude, you will learn a few ways to incorporate gratitude in your daily life.







    Episode Time Codes









    * 0:00 Intro

    * 0:35 RAFT Team Intros

    * 01:20 Reflections on our personal highlights of 2023



    * 01:30 Nicole

    * 02:10 Jeremie

    * 03:10 Joy

    * 04:55 Sophie

    * 05:55 Maegan





    * 07:30 Embracing gratitude through challenges



    * 07:55 Joy

    * 09:50 Maegan

    * 11:20 Joy

    * 12:45 Nicole

    * 16:10 Sophie

    * 18:45 Jeremie





    * 22:15 How do you remind yourself to practice gratitude?



    * 22:35 Maegan

    * 23:45 Jeremie

    * 25:00 Nicole

    * 26:50 Sophie

    * 28:10 Joy





    * 30:40 How will you lead with gratitude in 2024?



    * 30:50 Joy

    * 31:45 Maegan

    * 32:15 Nicole

    * 33:20 Sophie

    * 34:35 Jeremie





    * 36:00 Thank You!

    * 36:50 Outro









    Resources









    * New Year Gratitudes Worksheet

    • 37 min
    Making Organizational Change with Amber Beam, Part Two

    Making Organizational Change with Amber Beam, Part Two

    You've seen changes you want to make in your organization, you're collaborating with co-workers, but now you might be wondering, "What are the leaders thinking about and looking for with change initiatives?" Join Jeremie and Amber as they continue discussing how to make organizational changes by focusing the conversation around the leadership's point of view.







    Episode Time Codes







    00:00 Intro01:00 Jeremie recaps part 1 episode and highlights topics of episode 202:25 Amber introduces herself04:45 How to respond, as a senior leader, to a passionate pitch07:25 How to encourage gratitude and be positive without making someone think you've said "Yes"10:35 How to prioritize a good idea when it's bad timing14:15 How to empower your team member after the first pitch meeting18:30 Tips for leaders on how to reflect on their own biased21:55 How to push through the hesitancy and let go when you should say "Yes"27:05 Your responsibility, as a leader, to announce a new idea to your team28:15 How to continue the thread of change and support your team member when the change works out30:40 What to do, as a leader, when the change maker's goal fizzles out, and they aren't prioritizing their initial goal32:50 What can leaders do when the change pilot flops37:20 "What happens when the pitch comes in and it's just not going to work?"41:25 Final Thoughts44:15 Outro

    • 44 min
    Exploring Team Habits with Charlie Gilkey

    Exploring Team Habits with Charlie Gilkey

    Join Jeremie in a conversation with Charlie Gilkey about principles from his book, Team Habits: How Small Actions Lead to Extraordinary Results, including small actions that bring lasting change and creating a team that can solve problems without you.







    Episode Time Codes







    00:00 Intro00:40 Jeremie highlights talking points and welcomes Charlie01:40 Charlie introduces himself04:55 Charlie shares his view on the challenges of trying to make a big change / Broken Printer analogy08:10 Grants and development challenges10:15 Time allocation and management12:30 Eight Categories of Team Habits15:10 Feeling a sense of belonging in an organization with a high turnover rate20:30 Cynicism as an effect of burnout22:40 A different approach/breaking down a challenge into pieces25:25 Three dimensions of power in an organization37:00 "When you go into an organization, you treat changing team habits like you're walking on someone's land that they have been tending and cultivating"44:25 "Am I being affected by the inertia that we've just always done it this way?"46:15 How to get through "If we try to change this and break it, that's not good"49:40 Future-ready your business by creating a team that can solve problems even without you52:10 Charlie's last thoughts54:25 How our partners and listeners can receive a copy of "Team Habits" gifted by RAFT55:10 Outro







    Resources









    * Team Habits: How Small Actions Lead to Extraordinary Results by Charlie Gilkey

    • 55 min
    Making Organizational Change with Amber Beam

    Making Organizational Change with Amber Beam

    Have you ever seen something you want to change in your organization, but not sure how to get others involved or talk to your boss about it? Join Jeremie in a conversation with Amber Beam about making changes in your organization by collaborating with co-workers and successfully bringing ideas to leadership.







    Episode Time Codes







    00:00 Intro01:40 Amber introduces herself & speaks on her passion for closing the gender gap02:55 What is it that makes a winning pitch when trying to make a change in your organization?06:45 How can you approach speaking to your leader, & how to prepare for that conversation?10:10 What's one thing most people who bring a new idea to leadership ignore?11:50 Should we go in as an individual or bring in co-workers who support the change?14:15 How to bounce back from a soft-no16:20 How to use your strengths and your team's strengths to strengthen your pitch19:00 Accountability and Responsibilities between yourself, team, & leadership21:00 Fail, Learn, Grow23:00 How to manage pushback/conflict from other team members26:00 How to coordinate the team's "big ideas" for change and not overwhelm leadership30:00 What do you do when they say no?37:00 Final thoughts & Amber's words of wisdom40:00 How to contact Amber41:15 Outro

    • 41 min
    Mission Motivated with The SOAR Collective

    Mission Motivated with The SOAR Collective

    Join Nicole and Joy from RAFT in a conversation with Dee, Jackie, and Tatiana of The SOAR Collective, an organization working "to mobilize advocates to demand accountability and revolutionize the way anti-violence organizations operate."







    Episode Time Codes







    00:00 Intro00:50 RAFT & SOAR Collective Introductions01:50 Who SOAR Collective is, their mission, and how/why they started04:00 Survivors Know assessment/research09:30 The key findings & powerful data12:15 Jackie and Dee share how prioritizing their mental health meant leaving their prevention job14:40 Tatiana speaks on "the power that someone in a supervisor role has to create a safe environment" and psychological safety16:00 "Leadership at anti-violence organizations often replicate the same toxic, abusive, violent environments, & power dynamics that this movement is aiming to prevent" Jackie20:45 The potential for change, issues that have come to the surface, and solutions for systemic change24:55 What are some tangible things that anti-violence workplace can do to create a healthy/safe working environment for staff?35:00 "We cannot possibly serve ALL survivors, if we don't have the resources to serve ourselves” Tatiana40:10 "When you support advocates, you support survivors" Dee43:00 How can advocates get involved with the amazing work SOAR Collective is doing?48:00 Gratitudes54:00 Outro







    Resources









    * The SOAR Collective







    * Survivors Know

    • 54 min
    A Survivor Advocate Story

    A Survivor Advocate Story

    In this episode Raft's founder, Indrani Goradia, introduces us to a friend she met by chance when their flights were delayed. Monique shares her past experience navigating life as a leader & advocate in the domestic violence field while in an actively abusive relationship.







    Episode Time Codes







    00:00 Intro00:28 How Indrani met Monique & how they connected01:35 Active abuse & being part of society is in our everyday lives03:14 How Monique navigated her "two lives" as a victim of active abuse & a domestic violence advocate05:45 "Was I drawn to this work (as a helper & nurturer) the same way that sometimes I have been drawn to that relationship?"06:35 Helping from an HR perspective & having to report personal details to HR13:23 "What advice do you have for your younger self?"16:30 "Nobody needs pity... but, we all need empathy"18:02 How to reach out without overstepping20:45 Safety planning31:22 A Thanks to RAFT for support, education, & training32:33 Send questions to Monique for a follow up podcast!33:35 Outro







    Resources









    * NCDSV Personalized Safety Plan







    * National Domestic Violence Hotline Interactive Safety Plan

    • 34 min

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