we had the vpd come to class today.

they were our guest lecturers.  along with two counsellors in that unit.  they specialize in ipv.

i asked them at the end of class, given the trauma they see in ipv, do they use certain tactics to manage their own emotional, mental well being.

the counsellors are very cognizant of how their colleagues are feeling. even a couple words would alert them that this person needs to go out for a coffee, or a walk.  they hang up the phone, and colleague will be there to be of support.  they say, this file makes me so sad, and someone will know.

that type of support, is amazing. i am amazed.