Friday, May 29, 2020

Don't Sideline Your Own Mental Health

For those of us working to prevent injury and violence, we often learn detailed information about the tragic and horrible circumstances of a person's death.  For our local Child Fatality Prevention System teams, reviewing the details of a child's death can be overwhelming and lead to secondary trauma.  As Mental Health Awareness month comes to an end, let's not forget to take care of our own mental health and practice self-care. 

The Safe States Alliance has released a new resource for data abstractors who work with the National Violent Death Reporting System.  The resources and advice listed are applicable to others, including child fatality review team members.

A resource for NVDRS data abstractors and others

One of the resources is a free, online Intro to Compassion Fatigue class.

Make sure to take care of yourself while you work hard to care for your community.

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