Through a grant from the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA), we are excited to offer a series of FREE 2-day trainings around the state, Supporting Survivor Wellbeing: The Five Domains of Wellbeing. The trainings are designed for staff and volunteers at community-based organizations serving survivors of violence across the commonwealth. Over the two-days, training attendees will increase their knowledge of the codified, evidence-informed Five Domains of Wellbeing framework as the cornerstone of supporting survivor wellbeing.
Training goals include:
- Increase understanding of the Five Domains of Wellbeing, as a framework and approach for supporting wellbeing
- Understand how balancing tradeoffs informs decision-making and change
- Begin to see how minimizing tradeoffs can support change that lasts
- Practice identifying assets, challenges and tradeoffs with a Five Domains of Wellbeing lens, in our own lives and the lives of others, including survivors of sexual and domestic violence
“I wanted to thank you again for the two day training, Supporting Survivor Wellbeing. I haven’t stopped looking at life through the Five Domains of Wellbeing lens, and I was even able to reference some of the domains in conversation while at work. The approach helps advocates redirect the priorities of their counseling and advocacy, and center the lives and needs of survivors in the programs. My colleague and I truly benefited from the training and have been positively influenced.”
Anna Sarris-Bonache, MSW
Manager of Community Based Services, Greater Worcester/North Central
YWCA Central Massachusetts
The schedule of trainings is as follows, with each day running from 9 am until 4 pm. There is a registration limit of 30 people per training. Priority will be given to those from organizations that work with survivors of sexual and domestic violence.
If you’d like be notified about the upcoming trainings as they are scheduled, or would like other information about these events, please e-mail Lotus Yu.
Supporting Survivor Wellbeing: The Five Domains of Wellbeing
Dates and locations, 2017-2018:
September 27/October 5, 2017: Greenfield, MA CLOSED
November 28-29, 2017: Worcester, MA CLOSED
February 6-7, 2018: Andover, MA CLOSED
March 28-29, 2018: Brockton, MA REGISTER HERE
May 9-10, 2018: Location TBD
Please let us know of any accommodation, interpretation or translation needs you may have for this training, and please be as specific as possible. Every effort will be made to accommodate advance requests; on-site requests cannot be guaranteed. Reasonable accommodations will be provided during the training. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for more assistance.
This project is supported by the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance through a Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA) grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.
“Today I’m leaving with a new concept of asking what is going well. So many times clients are sharing all that is going wrong and we’re not in the habit of talking about the positive things or assets they may have in each domain.” —From participant evaluation comments
“Today I was reminded of the importance of non-judgement and accepting people where they are, because their tradeoffs are not always what we see, or even what we expect.” —From participant evaluation comments