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Friday, September 24 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Repair & Rebuild: Resiliency In This Time

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This program will explore how the personal, professional, and societal challenges of the last 1.5 years have physically and emotionally impacted women of public defense. We will discuss the mind-body connection of stress, vicarious trauma, and moral injury and provide concrete ways to ameliorate its effects. We will share our stories in small groups and learn how to cultivate resiliency.
  1. Discuss and explore the emotional and physical impact of the last 18 months of extreme upheaval in the personal, professional, and societal realms. Participants can share their emotional and physical experiences in the chat box.
  2. Different Spaces & Common Themes: Ruth and I will share a brief story on this time’s emotional and physical impact on us and then open breakout rooms so participants can share in small groups. When they return, we will ask them to put their common themes in the chat box.
  3. We will then discuss the mind-body connection of stress, vicarious trauma, and moral injury. We’ll examine how the last 18 months convergence and persistence of stress, vicarious trauma, and moral injury has overwhelmed us.
  4. Moving into resiliency. We will provide different methods and modalities to combat the effects of stress, compassion fatigue, and moral injury so participants can practice moving into and remaining resilient in their daily lives.
  5. Provide participants with a self-compassion inventory so they can self-check and reflect. Provide writing prompts. Provide a reading list.

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Diane Black

Training Director, Indiana Public Defender Council, Indianapolis, IN
Diane Black is the Training Director for the Indiana Public Defender Council. As IPDC’s Training Director, Diane is focused on the development and implementation of high quality programming for defenders across the state.  This focus includes innovative regional training programs... Read More →
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Ruth Johnson

Research Attorney, Indiana Public Defender Council
Ruth is a research attorney with the Indiana Public Defender Council (IPDC) where she updates defense manuals and provides research and training to public defenders across the State of Indiana. Ruth’s long public defender career includes representing clients in post-conviction relief... Read More →

Friday September 24, 2021 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT