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Pushing Beyond Safety to Better Serve Survivors

How can systems change in order to better serve people experiencing sexual and domestic violence? How can organizations engage survivor leadership in a way that centers the skills of participants instead of tokenizing them? How can providers focus on more than just safety and crisis response to support the full experience of survivors?

These are a few of the questions that the Wellbeing Learning Collaborative is grappling with. A partnership between the Full Frame Initiative, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and a small group of sexual and domestic violence providers, the Wellbeing Learning Collaborative is helping practitioners to plan beyond safety and consider wellbeing when working with survivors.

Tools and Resources for Providers and Caseworkers

Co-learning is a key value of the Wellbeing Learning Collaborative, where members share their knowledge and test tools and resources to shift thinking and practice. We’re excited to share some of the resources that have come out of the Wellbeing Learning Collaborative discussions and piloting to help providers center wellbeing when working with survivors.

Children, Youth and Adult Workbooks

These workbooks are a great tool for any frontline worker who supports clients, patients or program participants. The workbooks help people identify how they’re meeting their needs for wellbeing, what’s working, and what’s getting in the way so that frontline staff can better understand their full experience.
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Data Collection & Survivor Success Analysis Tool

The data we collect and what we consider to be success impact our practices and what we prioritize or deem important in programming, sometimes to the detriment of equity and wellbeing. This tool helps to examine what is and isn’t being captured by existing data collection practices and indicators of success – and the impacts that data have on staff behavior.
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Power With Power For: Creating a Survivor-Led Organization

This manual from The Network/La Red guides organizations in becoming survivor-centered and survivor-led at all levels, from boards to staff to volunteers. The Wellbeing Collaborative has found this resource to be insightful as members explore how to engage survivor leadership in a way that centers the skills and expertise of participants.
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