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Supporting critical thinking, learning and victim-defined advocacy...
Ask individuals to pair up with a co-worker. Have one person be the advocate and one person take on the role of a victim. Let folks know they will switch and have the opportunity to play the other role. Using your current paperwork and intake procedures, ask the advocates to conduct an intake as they would with a victim coming in for services. Give participants a good amount of time so it feels realistic. After about 20 minutes (of course an intake would take longer than 20 minutes) have them switch roles. Be sure to ask people to conduct some type of safety planning.
Discuss/debrief with staff using the following questions:
How did it feel as the advocate?
As the victim coming in for services?
What felt “victim-defined?” What seemed defined by some other priority? What?
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