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1 2013 NASW-IL Conference Candi Gray Cheri Sinnott

2  Surviving Survival: the Art and Science of Resilience by Laurence Gonzales  Personal characteristics  Successful vs. ineffective strategies for surviving the survival piece of complex circumstances  Goal - post trauma, clients do not develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

3  Self-identify experiences with survival and successful strategies.  Strategies that can be used with clients as interventions.  Strategies to enhance a social worker’s capacity to be prepared for tragic events.  Connections between the coping strategies for survival and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Ways to integrate survival skills into our lives and social work practice.

4  Sublimation - do something to channel your energy and anxiety  Altruism - do something for someone else  Suppression - don't think about your trauma; distract yourself from it  Anticipation - see the future clearly and prepare for it  Humor - be able to laugh at yourself and your misfortune - one of the most healing abilities of all

5  Projection - blame someone else  Passive Aggression - respond with anger  Dissociation - be in denial  Acting Out - impulsive behavior  Fantasy - take leave of reality  Hypochondriasis - imagine you're sick all the time

6  1 - Perceive and believe  2 - Remain calm  3 - Realistic assessment of resources and predicament; set achievable goals  4 - Act on your plan  5 - Celebrate your success once you've taken action  6 - Count your blessings  7 - Play, have fun  8 - See the beauty  9 - Belief that you can influence events  10 - Surrender - let go of your fears and move forward  11 - Do whatever is necessary to make that move happen  12 - Never give up  From Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzales

7  Want it, need it, have it  Be here now  Be patient  Be tough  Get the small picture  Put things in their place  Work, work, work  See one, do one, teach one  Touch someone  Be grateful  Walk the walk  Life is deep; shallow up

8  Micro/Mezzo/Macro  Ourselves  Our clients  Effective coping strategies and interventions

9  Finding the Silver Lining  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy  Various settings – school social work, health care, mental health  Continuum of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - does it impact ability to function - coping skills

10 Candi Gray Cheri Sinnott


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