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Blog | Monthly Archives: March 2020

Providing Trauma-Informed Response During COVID-19

Some tips for professionals seeking to provide trauma-informed interactions with the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. These are also great reminders for everyone in how to be kind, caring and supportive to those we encounter, now and always.

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Practicing Mindfulness

Have you been feeling overwhelmed, anxious or low energy? Practicing mindfulness eases symptoms of stress and anxiety, improves sleep, helps to control temper, better able someone to set boundaries and say “no”, increases self confidence. It helps us see things so that we can make more thoughtful decisions and reactions.

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Staying Well During COVID-19

We are living through an unusually trying and stressful time. The COVID-19 pandemic, sheltering in place or safe distancing, and the constant news cycle can create a unique and intense mental strain for everyone, but especially those experiencing domestic abuse.

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Safety Planning During COVID-19

During times of crisis, and especially forced isolation, incidents of domestic violence often rise. As the spread of the COVID-19 virus continues, there may be additional safety concerns that arise for you and your family.

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EMDR: S+SS’s Newest Trauma-Informed Option

S+SS has partnered with the New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence to add Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to our individual counseling options.

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The Importance of Taking Time to Replenish

Self-care, the practice of taking an active role in preserving one’s own health, wellness, and happiness is an art form. For social workers and other helping professionals especially, caring is an essential competency and skill.

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SPEAK Teen Leadership Conference

As part of Safe+Sound Somerset’s presentation on Leading with Character, many of you asked anonymous questions through PollEverywhere. Safe+Sound Somerset staff answered several of the questions live, and here are answers to the others.

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