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Healthy Advocate Initiative
A domestic violence advocate’s work is rewarding, challenging, empowering and vital to providing services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. An advocate is a unique person; their mission is to provide safety, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. FCADV is committed to providing advocates the support, tools and recognition they deserve for the critical life saving services they provide each day in their community.
As part of that commitment, FCADV created an annual Healthy Advocate Initiative which consists of a multi-week Healthy Advocate Challenge culminating in a statewide training presented this year at the FCADV Healthy Advocate Institute. This Institute will provide advocates with tools to reduce and recognize possible compassion fatigue and tips to including self-care in their daily routine.
Through the Healthy Advocate Initiative, FCADV encourages advocates at the certified domestic violence centers to do something positive for their health whether it is beginning or enhancing an exercise program, choosing healthy meals and snacks, quitting smoking, improving financial health, or taking 30 minutes a day just for you.
More information to come soon about the Healthy Advocate challenge and the Health Advocate Institute.