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Navigating the Ethical Maze: Storytelling for Organizations Working With Vulnerable Populations

In the latest issue of Free Range Thinking (PDF), Andy Goodman references a recent issue brief from the Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership, Navigating the Ethical Maze: Storytelling for Organizations Working with Vulnerable Populations (PDF). I post about it here because many of us include survivor stories in the work we do–as a way to help funders see the real world impact of our work as we attempt to garner program support, or as a component of trainings and educational opportunities so that clinicians understand the consequences of our interactions with patients. While this piece doesn’t focus completely on our issue (there is a great deal of overlap), there is much to be considered in the brief. Worth your time.

BTW, NSVRC has a storytelling series that starts next week–if you’re interested in this subject and want to explore it in greater depth, I encourage you to check out their 4 webinars (space is limited, but they will all be archived):

Session One: Thursday April 12, 2018 @ 1-2pm Eastern
Introduction to the Value of Personal Storytelling for Sexual Violence Intervention

Session Two: Thursday May 10, 2018 @ 1-2pm Eastern
Understanding a Trauma-Sensitive Approach to Storytelling

Session Three: Thursday June 14, 2018 @ 1-2pm Eastern
A Review of Ethics Guidelines for Working with Sexual Violence Stories

Session Four: Thursday July 12, 2018 @ 1-2pm Eastern
Publicly Sharing Stories to Effect Change

(Register for the webinars here)


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