SHIFT Wellness believes that strong support systems are a crucial element in individual wellness and success. We understand the need to educate and empower families and support systems of professionals in any field that experience chronic exposure to traumatic material. We are committed to providing useful training and tools to support the development of resiliency skills not only for the individual, but for the families and friends of those most affected by the work in this field. The most important factors in strengthening resilience are the presence and use of social support and community connection. SHIFT Wellness provides tools and resources designed to support, educate and empower individuals and communities.
An Investigator's Story: A look into vicarious trauma and the child pornography investigator. The author provides recommendations which he believes will reduce the negative effects caused by investigating child pornography.
Tools and techniques you need in order to keep healthy and continue to investigate crimes against children. We highlight a new stress reduction technique each month, with each week focusing on a different topic around that technique.
The Vermont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has been one of the first ICAC task forces to implement a mental health and wellness program. This is the story of some of their challenges and successes in the last two years.
FRIENDS and FAMILY TOOLBOX
A guide to finding a Mental Health Professional
90% of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces surveyed reported that a strong family and friend base contributed to staying healthy. This guide provides advice and support to family and friends of exposed individuals.
Signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma