Integrating the Principles of Healing Focused Care with Client-Centered Case Management

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These days, we hear a lot about being “client-centered” in our work, but many folks may wonder, what does that really mean?”   It’s a good question—after all, isn’t all service work client-centered? Client-centered case management sounds almost redundant.   But the truth is, if we want to build that all-important rapport with clients that

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How to Build Motivation in Motivational Interviewing

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If you work in human services, chances are high that you’re familiar with Motivational Interviewing. Further, you may know a key component of MI is helping people build motivation to embrace healthy behavior changes. But how to build motivation can sound like a tall order and can sometimes be elusive to new learners of MI.

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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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