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On September 23rd, a team from Joyful Heart traveled to Saratoga Springs for the National Center for Women and Policing's (NCWP) Annual Leadership Conference, hosted by the New York State Police and co-sponsored by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. The conference was attended by many of the top women in law enforcement from across the nation.
The session began with a screening of the JHF's film, The Joyful Revolution, followed by remarks from Joyful Heart's Executive Director, Maile Zambuto and a video message from our Founder & President Mariska Hargitay. Joyful Heart presented a session on the impact of vicarious trauma and the importance of self care. Trauma expert and the author of Trauma Stewardship, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, led the session and engaged the audience in a frank discussion about the impact being on "the job" can have.
As part of our Heal the Healers program, Joyful Heart has partnered with the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) to create a year-long pilot program to determine how structured self-care coupled with an organizational focus on creating sustainable working conditions can have an impact on individuals working in the field of trauma.
The National Domestic Voilence Hotline Healers Retreat, held at the Crossings in Austin, Texas was the first of its kind to bring together healing professionals who all worked for the same organization. The group from NDVH represented leadership, frontline and executive staff, men and women, and individuals with varying tenures in the field.
The Joyful Heart Foundation was invited by the Hawai‘i Community Foundation to the Tenth Annual Prevent Child Abuse Hawai‘i Conference. Held on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, the event was designed to help parents, caregivers and professionals address ways the local community can work collectively to prevent child abuse and neglect. This year's theme was "Strengthening Families…Because Children Matter!"