For those of you struggling with writing government grants, the Office of Justice Programs has a tutorial that can make the process easier. You'll find everything you need at their Grants 101 site. Best of all, much of the information is applicable to grantwriting in general, particularly in the proposal writing section. And there's a Toolkit with sample documents and other resources, as well.
Vicarious/secondary trauma is one of those issues we sometimes give lip service to, but generally do a lousy job of actually addressing in forensic nursing. But for those of you looking into the eyes of team members and seeing burn out staring back at you, perhaps now is a good time to start exploring (or exploring further) the issue of secondary trauma.
One of the most confounding issues for SANE program managers is funding. Many nurses, particularly, have very little experience writing grants and raising capital, so knowing where to start can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, there's the Foundation Center. Your starting off point for all things money. Because if you don't know how to do it, where to find it, or how to ask for it, the Foundation Center has you covered.
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