Summer 2017 Resiliency and Training Retreat Photos

Advocates and officers and others entering the work of supporting victims and ending violence in our communities are often naturally empathetic, caring, or social justice-minded and/or want to make the world better through their efforts. This same trait that is so valuable to the work can also make them even more vulnerable to vicarious trauma. How can they find balance? How can they remain engaged and committed to what they do, while also maintaining their own internal well-being and positive world view?

The North Carolina Victim Assistance Network (NCVAN) is pleased to announce scholarships for two special retreat and training events just for victim advocates, law enforcement, and others who work directly and on the local level with victims of violent crimes, including domestic and sexual violence, child abuse and homicide, in their communities.

Through two days of retreat-based training and somatic and respite activities, the Summer and Fall NCVAN Resiliency and Training Retreats on Vicarious Trauma will give participants an opportunity to understand vicarious trauma by processing/integrating that understanding on personal level, towards reclaiming joy in the work, so crucial to the sense of wholeness that sustains our collective work to address and end violence.

The Summer NCVAN Resiliency and Training Retreat on Vicarious Trauma took place Sunday, June 25 through Tuesday June 27, 2017 on the North Carolina coast at the beach.

The Fall Resiliency and Training Retreat will take place Sunday, October 22 through Tuesday, October 24, 2017, west of Asheville on a mountain top.