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The state of domestic violence in 2022 in the United States
Amanda Luzzader - 7/18/2022

As 2022 gets fully underway, the United States faces challenges both internal and worldwide, including the COVID-19 pandemic, lingering divisions over national politics, rising inflation and economic uncertainty, and geopolitical unrest--just to name a few. When seemingly insurmountable global crises loom, it's easy to forget about problems that are likewise very serious and close to home but may…

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A new program that will likely expedite the acceptance of Ukrainian refugees
Amanda Luzzader - 7/14/2022

On March 24, one month after a detachment of the Russian military initiated an unprovoked invasion of neighboring Ukraine, U.S. President Joe Biden announced a sweeping package of benefits for Ukraine and Ukrainian citizens. There were many components to the aid package, including global political support for Ukrainian democracy, help in prosecuting potential war crimes committed against Ukrainian…

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New understanding of trauma also includes the concept of Adverse Childhood Experiences (also known as ACEs)
Amanda Luzzader - 7/11/2022

As recently as thirty years ago, if you heard the word "trauma" it was likely in reference to a severe physical injury resulting from a car accident, gunshot, or some other serious accident. Today, we think of trauma much more comprehensively. For example, we now understand that trauma can take numerous forms, not all of which are physical or tangible. We also have a much better awareness of the…

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Uniting for Ukraine” makes provisions for up to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees to enter the United States
Amanda Luzzader - 7/7/2022

On April 21, 2022, U.S. President Joe Biden unveiled a program that would assist Ukrainians wishing to flee to the United States after Russia launched its unprovided invasion of Ukraine. The program is called “Uniting for Ukraine,” and it makes provisions for up to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees to enter the United States directly, as ordinary international travelers, rather than attempting to enter…

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Eight self-care suggestions meant to be somewhat generalized, modular, and customizable.
Amanda Luzzader - 6/27/2022

Self-care Tips for Nonprofit Workers (Part 2) In the first part of this two-part article, we discussed why self-care is especially important to those who work in nonprofit, compassionate service workplaces. We also defined self-care and discussed why it's more than just "taking some time off for myself." Self-care must be a series of routines and activities that are prioritized and that occur even…

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Working for a nonprofit organization, especially one that deals with compassionate service and disadvantaged persons, can present certain challenges
Amanda Luzzader - 6/20/2022

Self-care Tips for Nonprofit Workers (Part 1) As we’ve discussed in past articles, working for a nonprofit organization, especially one that deals with compassionate service and disadvantaged persons, can present certain challenges. Long hours, burn-out, and a lack of separation between work and home life are very common complaints heard from those who work at nonprofits. Secondary trauma, which…

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