Organizational Policies & Support

As sexual violence programs move their work out of the office and to mobile and virtual platforms, it is very important for programs to update their policies to support the safety and wellbeing of their staff and maintain sustainable programs.

From front-line staff members to leadership, please reach out to OAESV for support or technical assistance regarding policies and creating flexible, safe and supportive workplaces during this time. 

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) also has a collection of HR-specific resources related to COVID-19. These resources are not specific to non-profit or government funded agencies but may offer helpful guidance on some commonly asked questions.

ACEs Connection also has some tips and reminders for how to practice trauma-informed care at an organizational level while we collectively feel the impact of COVID-19 and the national response to it.

As many people move to use Zoom, or other online video conferencing platforms, it's important to be aware of fatigue. A Mindful.org article explains what Zoom Fatigue is and how to find balance.

Remote Supervision Resources

RSP's paper on Remote Supervision offers practical advice and ideas for supervisors.

Not specific to remote supervision, but relevant to supervision in this moment, The Management Center offers an updated check-in meeting agenda template.

Two Harvard Business Review articles on remote supervision and management:

Remote Work Policies

Hiring During Coronavirus

Administrative Leave Policies

COVID 2: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

 

Insurance Coverage

Check-in with insurance providers to review guidance related to worker's compensation and OSHA-related coverage to see if your insurance company has issued updated guidance.

 

Navigating Different Forms of Work for Advocates

It’s important to acknowledge that there may be some staff who can’t provide services right now. There might be an increase or decrease in calls and additional barriers regarding privacy and health. Folks also shared they’re seeing a reduction in calls from survivors and advocates are therefore feeling pressure to prove they are working from home. Here are some flexible and supportive ways to manage workflow during this crisis:

 

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