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Message ID: 9829
Date: 2015-06-03

Author:Lisa Fontes

Subject:Re: Resources for researchers handling sensitive data

Just acknowledging the issue as you are, seems important. Buying lunch for everyone on a regular basis within the office to decompress may help....Do a formal "check in" after lunch about how everyone is doing with the study. Make sure people do not bring work home so it stays in the office. I know these are simple enough to be "simplistic" but they help. Consider also a free meditation or yoga class, together, for everyone on the team. They may also want to read about the topic. My article: Ethical Issues in Violence Against Women Research: http://www.svri.org/ethics.pdf discusses this a bit, and refers to other articles that discuss the issue, too. Lisa Fontes, Ph.D. ________________________________ From: "sue bione" To: "Child Maltreatment Researchers" Sent: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 9:42:52 AM Subject: Re: Resources for researchers handling sensitive data We use trauma informed resources to help protect our office and front desk staff from secondary trauma. Sue Bione-Grevious Marriage and Family Therapy Associate Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student I cannot make my days longer so I strive to make them better - Henry David Thoreau On Wednesday, June 3, 2015 9:41 AM, Julie Halverson wrote: Dear Colleagues, My staff are working on a research project which entails abstracting police report and court data on assaults and homicides. As you know, a lot of the information being abstracted about domestic and sexual violence can be difficult and traumatic to work with day in and day out. I was wondering if there are recommendations or resources that you use when or your staff are working with sensitive or emotionally trying research projects. I appreciate your help and look forward to your collective insight. Many Thanks, Julie Halverson

Just acknowledging the issue as you are, seems important. Buying lunch for everyone on a regular basis within the office to decompress may help....Do a formal "check in" after lunch about how everyone is doing with the study. Make sure people do not bring work home so it stays in the office. I know these are simple enough to be "simplistic" but they help. Consider also a free meditation or yoga class, together, for everyone on the team. They may also want to read about the topic. My article: Ethical Issues in Violence Against Women Research: http://www.svri.org/ethics.pdf discusses this a bit, and refers to other articles that discuss the issue, too. Lisa Fontes, Ph.D. ________________________________ From: "sue bione" To: "Child Maltreatment Researchers" Sent: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 9:42:52 AM Subject: Re: Resources for researchers handling sensitive data We use trauma informed resources to help protect our office and front desk staff from secondary trauma. Sue Bione-Grevious Marriage and Family Therapy Associate Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student I cannot make my days longer so I strive to make them better - Henry David Thoreau On Wednesday, June 3, 2015 9:41 AM, Julie Halverson wrote: Dear Colleagues, My staff are working on a research project which entails abstracting police report and court data on assaults and homicides. As you know, a lot of the information being abstracted about domestic and sexual violence can be difficult and traumatic to work with day in and day out. I was wondering if there are recommendations or resources that you use when or your staff are working with sensitive or emotionally trying research projects. I appreciate your help and look forward to your collective insight. Many Thanks, Julie Halverson