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Freedom from Sexual Violence

Event: Self-Care While Caring for Others

Self-Care While Caring for Others
Wednesday, April 8th, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Mountain Time
Presented By: Dr. Heather Horton, Director, Wellness Resource Center at Colorado College
The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has been profound.  It has disrupted all of our lives, requiring us to develop new ways of operating and offering support and services to survivors.  And, like all community-wide crises, the pandemic’s effects will likely be felt more keenly by survivors because of increased isolation and confinement.  It is therefore even more important than ever for advocates, therapists, and others who serve survivors to invest in their own self-care so that we can remain healthy and engaged over the long haul.  In this webinar, we’ll explore the ways that stress can impact our wellbeing, reflect on the kinds of self-care that may serve each of us best, and identify strategies and renew commitments to self-care.
Dr. Heather Horton is the Director of the Wellness Resource Center at Colorado College.  Trained as a Clinical Psychologist, she has more than 20 years of experience in providing mental health services and working with survivors of interpersonal violence.  Throughout the last 15 years, much of her energy has gone toward developing and implementing prevention programs focused on preventing violence, promoting mental health, and creating a healthy, caring campus community.