How to Understand Trauma: Why Empathy is Crucial to Trauma-Informed Care

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All humans experience trauma at some point in their lives. It’s pretty impossible to get through life without experiencing loss, discrimination, danger, pain, fear, or sorrow. A moment or moments of powerlessness. Of course, not all of us process trauma the same way, but we’ve all been through something traumatic. We can leverage our unique …

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Exploring Examples of Trauma-Informed Care Questions to Guide Intake

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When offering any kind of Trauma-Informed Care, you’re likely to meet people who will be hesitant to open up. Whether you’re working in mental health care, education, legal support, or social work, some of those “awkward” and even painful questions are key to learning the needs of the people you’re serving.   So, what are …

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Focusing on Team Wellness & Ongoing Wellbeing Circles

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Today, more than ever, we’re starting to be aware of the critical nature of team wellness and wellbeing in the workplace. Providing an environment of support and wellbeing can help reduce turnover, alleviate burnout, and offer people more job satisfaction.   Beyond the need to focus on wellbeing from an employer perspective, there’s a need …

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Trauma-Informed Care Training: 6 Ways the Approach Makes a Difference

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At Share Collaborative, we specialize in Trauma-Informed Care training, which is a bit of a misnomer. As discussed, “training” might be the common term for sharing information about trauma-informed care, but as a philosophy, we offer facilitation.   We recognize that it’s impossible to train people to be or feel a certain way. We can’t …

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Exploring the Examples of Motivational Interviewing Affirmations

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Motivational Interviewing is a critical tool for anyone who works in the human services field. The Motivational Interviewing (MI) approach helps to empower and encourage others to make positive choices and reinforces positive behaviors.   One crucial part of the technique is offering up Motivational Interviewing affirmations. Affirmations reinforce the constructive steps that the individual …

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Motivational Interviewing for Teachers: Understanding MI in Education

At Share Collaborative, one of our favorite areas of focus is education. We have worked with public and private schools to share concepts behind motivational interviewing for teachers in the classroom and support staff to enhance student engagement and wellbeing.   Those familiar with Motivational Interviewing or MI may think of it as something used …

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How Share Collaborative’s Trainings Align with the NASW Code of Ethics

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The National Social Workers’ Alliance recently updated its Code of Ethics to reflect some of our collectively experienced changes over the last few years. The challenges faced by social workers and those working on the frontlines of care are tougher and more prevalent than ever.   At Share Collaborative, we align our work to support …

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What We Can Learn from Great Motivational Interviewing Examples

In this great motivational interviewing example, we learn how MI can encourage change talk and resolve ambivalence.

We’ve explored the “what” of Motivational Interviewing in previous Ripples and how this technique offers a helpful structure to engage, support, and guide conversations with served persons. But what can we learn from motivational interviewing example questions?   The best way to really understand and develop skill in MI is to practice and watch how …

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The 4 Processes of Motivational Interviewing

Want to engage and support those you work with in social and human services? Here we explore the 4 processes of motivational interviewing.

Rapport is connection. Rapport is engagement. Rapport is the number one indicator of a positive outcome in any human service relationship. Science says so, our experience and the experience of those we’ve shared with say so, and likely your own experience says so as well. Motivational Interviewing is known for its capacity to build rapport …

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Racial Justice Training: Why “Training” Doesn’t Apply to Equity + Inclusion

It’s time for us to check-in about that word – “training”.  We use it so you can find us because it is likely what you are putting in the ol’ search engine.  This of course makes sense.  We’ve all been socialized to use that word.  It is commonplace.  It’s short and sweet and to the …

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