Who We Are
Self-Care For Advocates is an organization by advocates for advocates. We know from our own experiences on the frontlines fighting injustice, treating trauma, promoting public health and safety, and creating change that the costs of caring are steep. We also know that it doesn’t have to be this way. At Self-Care For Advocates, we work with individual helping professionals, organizations, and policy makers to ensure that those who take care of others are taken care of too.
Advocate trauma is a public health problem, not an individual failing. As such, Self-Care For Advocates works to intervene at every level of the spectrum of prevention to prevent helper trauma and promote self-care. We do this by providing holistic support services for individuals and groups, promoting mental health and wellness, educating service providers and community leaders about advocate trauma, building individual, organizational, and community resilience, and working for change to policies, systems, and organizational practices as they impact the health, safety and wellbeing of those working on the front-lines.