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ParallelProcessOrganizational StressCommunityWorks, 20083Organizations Under StressCommunityWorks, 20084And there are a number of barriers to recovery, even under the best of circumstances. The children usually do not make a connection between their symptoms and previous experience and they are unlikely to want to talk about these experiences, even if they have the words for such painful feelings. Many times they cannot even remember the worst parts of the experiences and they would prefer to stay emotionally numb rather than feel the pain that is attached to those traumatic memories. They are likely to remain loyal to their families, even when the family is the source of the trauma, and in many cases, unbeknownst to those who are trying to help, the violence or dysfunction in the family is still going to and no one wants to talk about it.

But there are other barriers too as mental health and social service providers, we havent wanted to talk about the traumatic lives that so many of the children in care actually experience. Certainly most mental health systems have thus far failed to incorporate knowledge about trauma, nor have other social service systems or school systems. In fact, our helping systems themselves are often fragmented, lacking a common set of basic assumptions, a shared language, clear goals, and a positive vision of the outcomes for the children and families. Organizations Under StressCommunityWorks, 20085And there are a number of barriers to recovery, even under the best of circumstances. The children usually do not make a connection between their symptoms and previous experience and they are unlikely to want to talk about these experiences, even if they have the words for such painful feelings. Many times they cannot even remember the worst parts of the experiences and they would prefer to stay emotionally numb rather than feel the pain that is attached to those traumatic memories. They are likely to remain loyal to their families, even when the family is the source of the trauma, and in many cases, unbeknownst to those who are trying to help, the violence or dysfunction in the family is still going to and no one wants to talk about it.

But there are other barriers too as mental health and social service providers, we havent wanted to talk about the traumatic lives that so many of the children in care actually experience. Certainly most mental health systems have thus far failed to incorporate knowledge about trauma, nor have other social service systems or school systems. In fact, our helping systems themselves are often fragmented, lacking a common set of basic assumptions, a shared language, clear goals, and a positive vision of the outcomes for the children and families. Organizations Under StressCommunityWorks, 20086And there are a number of barriers to recovery, even under the best of circumstances. The children usually do not make a connection between their symptoms and previous experience and they are unlikely to want to talk about these experiences, even if they have the words for such painful feelings. Many times they cannot even remember the worst parts of the experiences and they would prefer to stay emotionally numb rather than feel the pain that is attached to those traumatic memories. They are likely to remain loyal to their families, even when the family is the source of the trauma, and in many cases, unbeknownst to those who are trying to help, the violence or dysfunction in the family is still going to and no one wants to talk about it.

But there are other barriers too as mental health and social service providers, we havent wanted to talk about the traumatic lives that so many of the children in care actually experience. Certainly most mental health systems have thus far failed to incorporate knowledge about trauma, nor have other social service systems or school systems. In fact, our helping systems themselves are often fragmented, lacking a common set of basic assumptions, a shared language, clear goals, and a positive vision of the outcomes for the children and families. Organizations Under StressCommunityWorks, 20087And there are a number of barriers to recovery, even under the best of circumstances. The children usually do not make a connection between their symptoms and previous experience and they are unlikely to want to talk about these experiences, even if they have the words for such painful feelings. Many times they cannot even remember the worst parts of the experiences and they would prefer to stay emotionally numb rather than feel the pain that is attached to those traumatic memories. They are likely to remain loyal to their families, even when the family is the source of the trauma, and in many cases, unbeknownst to those who are trying to help, the violence or dysfunction in the family is still going to and no one wants to talk about it.

But there are other barriers too as mental health and social service providers, we havent wanted to talk about the traumatic lives that so many of the children in care actually experience. Certainly most mental health systems have thus far failed to incorporate knowledge about trauma, nor have other social service systems or school systems. In fact, our helping systems themselves are often fragmented, lacking a common set of basic assumptions, a shared language, clear goals, and a positive vision of the outcomes for the children and families. Organizations Under StressCommunityWorks, 20088And there are a number of barriers to recovery, even under the best of circumstances. The children usually do not make a connection between their symptoms and previous experience and they are unlikely to want to talk about these experiences, even if they have the words for such painful feelings. Many times they cannot even remember the worst parts of the experiences and they would prefer to stay emotionally numb rather than feel the pain that is attached to those traumatic memories. They are likely to remain loyal to their families, even when the family is the source of the trauma, and in many cases, unbeknownst to those who are trying to help, the violence or dysfunction in the family is still going to and no one wants to talk about it.

But there are other barriers too as mental health and social service providers, we havent wanted to talk about the traumatic lives that so many of the children in care actually experience. Certainly most mental health systems have thus far failed to incorporate knowledge about trauma, nor have other social service systems or school systems. In fact, our helping systems themselves are often fragmented, lacking a common set of basic assumptions, a shared language, clear goals, and a positive vision of the outcomes for the children and families. Organizations Under StressCommunityWorks, 20089And there are a number of barriers to recovery, even under the best of circumstances. The children usually do not make a connection between their symptoms and previous experience and they are unlikely to want to talk about these experiences, even if they have the words for such painful feelings. Many times they cannot even remember the worst parts of the experiences and they would prefer to stay emotionally numb rather than feel the pain that is attached to those traumatic memories. They are likely to remain loyal to their families, even when the family is the source of the trauma, and in many cases, unbeknownst to those who are trying to help, the violence or dysfunction in the family is still going to and no one wants to talk about it.

But there are other barriers too as mental health and social service providers, we havent wanted to talk about the traumatic lives that so many of the children in care actually experience. Certainly most mental health systems have thus far failed to incorporate knowledge about trauma, nor have other social service systems or school systems. In fact, our helping systems themselves are often fragmented, lacking a common set of basic assumptions, a shared language, clear goals, and a positive vision of the outcomes for the children and families. Organizations Under StressCommunityWorks, 200810And there are a number of barriers to recovery, even under the best of circumstances. The children usually do not make a connection between their symptoms and previous experience and they are unlikely to want to talk about these experiences, even if they have the words for such painful feelings. Many times they cannot even remember the worst parts of the experiences and they would prefer to stay emotionally numb rather than feel the pain that is attached to those traumatic memories. They are likely to remain loyal to their families, even when the family is the source of the trauma, and in many cases, unbeknownst to those who are trying to help, the violence or dysfunction in the family is still going to and no one wants to talk about it.

But there are other barriers too as mental health and social service providers, we havent wanted to talk about the traumatic lives that so many of the children in care actually experience. Certainly most mental health systems have thus far failed to incorporate knowledge about trauma, nor have other social service systems or school systems. In fact, our helping systems themselves are often fragmented, lacking a common set of basic assumptions, a shared language, clear goals, and a positive vision of the outcomes for the children and families. Clients

Feel unsafeAngry/aggressiveHelplessHopelessHyperarousedFragmentedOverwhelmedConfused DepressedStaff

Feel unsafeAngry/aggressiveHelplessHopelessHyperarousedFragmentedOverwhelmedConfused Demoralized

Organization

Is unsafe Punitive Stuck Missionless Crisis Driven Fragmented Overwhelmed Valueless Directionless

Parallel Process Sandra L. Bloom, CommunityWorks, 200511What do These Symptoms Look Like to Staff?Continued, what does it look like for us?The Good News: It Works Both WaysJust as negative issues and energy can transmit through all levels of an organization, so can positive actions and intentions--parallel process works both ways, and if we know that we can use it to help recover from staff problems and leadership problems.

As a human phenomenon, parallel process is not inherently goodOr inherently bad. Its a neutral force --it can multiply Negative emotions, perceptions and reactions as in the previous Examples, but it can also multiply positive emotions, perceptionsAnd reactions.

What follow in slides 22 through 34 are examples of how parallel processCan contribute to positive outcomes.

TRAINER: Select a small number of these slides (22 through 34) Which provide the most useful examples for your particular group, and use only these.

Changing the Culture CommunityWorks, 200815So What Can We Do To Recover?As a human phenomenon, parallel process is not inherently goodOr inherently bad. Its a neutral force --it can multiply Negative emotions, perceptions and reactions as in the previous Examples, but it can also multiply positive emotions, perceptionsAnd reactions.

What follow in slides 22 through 34 are examples of how parallel processCan contribute to positive outcomes.

TRAINER: Select a small number of these slides (22 through 34) Which provide the most useful examples for your particular group, and use only these.

More Recovery ToolsFocus on skill building & competencyStaff empowerment & recognitionGive permission to fail (think of post-it notes!)Set clear goals no mixed messages

And most of all: Recognize that change is a process As a human phenomenon, parallel process is not inherently goodOr inherently bad. Its a neutral force --it can multiply Negative emotions, perceptions and reactions as in the previous Examples, but it can also multiply positive emotions, perceptionsAnd reactions.

What follow in slides 22 through 34 are examples of how parallel processCan contribute to positive outcomes.

TRAINER: Select a small number of these slides (22 through 34) Which provide the most useful examples for your particular group, and use only these.

PracticeTalking about power

Team Meeting: What is it?Team Meetings may be taken for granted, and when we do that weOften end up with lists of announcements, only a few people talking,Unclear information, and fuzzy decisions.

Ask the group what makes a Team Meeting useful, meaningful, And welcoming. Team Meeting: Why Do It?20Review the benefits of the Team Meeting.

Team Meeting: How To Lead It21These are some basic considerations for leading a team meeting. EveryMember of the team, whether theyre the leader or a staff member,Has responsibility for making the Team Meeting work.

Team Meeting: How To Lead It22These are some basic considerations for leading a team meeting. EveryMember of the team, whether theyre the leader or a staff member,Has responsibility for making the Team Meeting work. YesNoSomewhatDemocratic decision makingTeam refrains from blaming/shaming Youth and each otherAll levels of staff participatingCommunity Issues discussedWhat do we need to do differentlyNot what the client has go do During rounds, team balances time spent on discussing youths problems with creating a shared treatment planTeam Meeting Checklist23

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