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DV Organizations’ Equity & Wellness Culture

Capacity building event

Date: November 17, December 1st & December 15, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM -11:15 AM

Price: Free for members and their staff; $35/Non-members

Policies and practices that consider livable wages, flexible working hours, and remote work, contribute to create a culture of equity and wellness and can also prevent vicarious trauma and high turnover, as they take into account the challenges of the times we are living, the humanity of those we serve, and our own complex lives. In the absence of wellness and equity practices, burnt out, the loss of expertise, the constant re-organizing, and the cost of hiring and training staff, are only some of the consequences. The most damage is done to individuals that were once passionate and committed, and leave organizations feeling hurt and discouraged. The good news is that there are organizations transforming organizational cultures, preventing vicarious trauma, and creating new ways of being. They inspire us, and provide practical ways to get on board with this paradigm shift: PEOPLE FIRST. Join us for a series of three webinars on Organizational Transformation: Equity & Wellness Cultures


November 17th, 2021:
Catalyst’ Jackie Kent & Anastacia Snyder share on: Secondary trauma debriefing sessions, supervision and support, strengthening staff committee, annual staff development day, increased pay and bilingual incentives, sick and bereavement leave strengthened and 36-hour work weeks.

December 1st 2021:
House of Ruth’s Melissa Pitts, Toni Schrader & Pat Bell, and Domestic Peace’s Donna Garske share on: a. To be Survivor-Centered, we also need to Center Staff. Wellness day, mental health days, remote work, counseling, brave conversations, decision making. b. Retention incentives.

December 15, 2021:
Round Table on Equity & Wellness Cultures. Catalyst, House of Ruth, Domestic Peace, & the Partnership.

Questions? Please contact Mercedes Tune,


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