The Importance of Self-Care: Building Resilience

A woman walks down a path at sunrise

As part of The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) list of Core Concepts, Concept 12 states “[p]roper self-care is an important part of providing quality care and of sustaining personal and professional resources and capacities over time.” NCTSN so recognizes the need for resources to manage secondary traumatic exposure and its sequelae that the…

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A Closer Look at Learning Issues

Mandated Reporting

Mandated reporting is discussed in all four FORECAST simulations; it is especially highlighted in the Katie simulation. With their different backgrounds and experiences, learners often have general and specific questions about mandated reporting. Understanding how and when to report suspected child abuse and neglect is a critical component of education and training in child advocacy…

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