Posted on July 20, 2023
For support of Safe Horizon’s Vice President of Mental Health Treatment who will oversee the development of a series short-term mental health interventions for their Counseling Center’s Intake staff. They will be better trained to: help survivors recognize their trauma reactions; provide initial coping strategies; and further their emotional support – all in the moment when the survivor first contacts Safe Horizon for help. This will helpfully transform the role of their frontline staff, enabling them to provide some basic emotional support in addition to merely processing new clients and/or providing referrals. They plan to create a replicable training and implementation model that will similarly help mental health professionals across the field to meet the immediate, short-term needs of survivors seeking support. Safe Horizon is the nation’s largest operator of domestic violence shelters, with nine shelters located throughout NYC’s five boroughs. Their NYC victim services work serves some 250,000 persons annually, via a wide range of programs and a network of over 150 program locations across the City.