We can’t do our critical, transformative work unless we support and foster strength in the people doing that work. Addressing trauma and self-care strategies is a form of capacity building for your organization. The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC) and the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC) are offering a series of FREE workshops to learn frameworks for self-care, develop resources, and to build relationships within the sector.
We heard from members, capacity builders, and other umbrella organizations that they were in need of response to the trauma – both direct and vicarious – that their staff and constituents were experiencing. During periods of ongoing traumatic events, as nonprofit staff we need an intentional, structured and consistent approach to both take care of ourselves and support our communities.