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Welcome to our expansive library dedicated to wellness, self, and collective care, featuring a wealth of resources designed to illuminate the significance of self-care and communal well-being. Delve into an array of informative materials, including insightful publications, guidebooks, and research frameworks, all aimed at exploring the critical role of holistic care in nurturing the mental and emotional health of individuals and communities. Discover the transformative power of collective care as you navigate through our diverse collection, offering a rich tapestry of knowledge and strategies for cultivating personal and collective well-being.

Liang, C. X., & Bryant, T. (2024). The Use of Dance and Movement for the Embodied Healing of Interpersonal Trauma in Women and Girls: A Systematic Review. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 15248380241243400. https://doi.org/10.1177/15248380241243399
Beranbaum, S., & D’Andrea, W. (2023). Trauma-Informed Yoga: A Capacity Building and Wellness Strengthening Intervention for Female Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence and Affiliative Staff. Violence Against Women, 10778012231203002. https://doi.org/10.1177/10778012231203002
Burrell, A., Costello, B., Hobson, W., Morton, R., Muñoz, C. G., Thomas, K., & Kloess, J. A. (2023). Being prepared for emotionally demanding research. Communications Psychology, 1(1), 9. https://doi.org/10.1038/s44271-023-00008-x
Shwaikh, M. (2023). Beyond Expectations of Resilience: Towards a Language of Care. Global Studies Quarterly, 3(2), ksad030. https://doi.org/10.1093/isagsq/ksad030
Skinner, T., Bloomfield-Utting, J., Geoghegan-Fittall, S., Roberts, N., Smith, O., Sweetland, S., & Taylor, H. (2023). A focus on ethics and researcher wellbeing. In R. Forester-Jones (Ed.), Research Handbook on Ethics in Social Research. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/publications/a-focus-on-ethics-and-researcher-wellbeing
UCL. (2022, October 12). RES-WELL. Institute for Global Health. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/global-health/res-well
Dawson, A., Tappis, H., & Tran, N. T. (2022). Self-care interventions for sexual and reproductive health in humanitarian and fragile settings: a scoping review. BMC Health Services Research, 22(1), 757. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-022-07916-4
Schulz, P., Kreft, A.-K., Touquet, H., & Martin, S. (2022). Self-care for gender-based violence researchers – Beyond bubble baths and chocolate pralines. Qualitative Research, 146879412210878. https://doi.org/10.1177/14687941221087868
Mago, A., Gevers, A., & Billing, L. (2022). Self-Care: What’s Power Got to do With It? SVRI Blog. https://www.svri.org/self-care-whats-power-got-to-do-with-it/
Billing, L., Carlson, C., Namakula, S., Namy, S., Nabachwa, A., & Gevers, A. (2022). Researching with HaRT: promoting researcher wellbeing through self and collective care. SVRI. https://svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2022-09-02/P5_Researching_with_HaRT.pdf
Nader, L., Bohórquez, T. C., Cordero, T., Echeverry, L. M. C., Murillo, L. S. O., Munárriz-Awad, S., Contreras, D. R., Shrestha, J., Amir, M., & Borshchigova, R. (2022). How can we ground ourselves in care and dance our revolution? Urgent Action Sister Funds. https://rootingcare.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/FAU_RootingCare_en.pdf
SVRI. (2022). SVRI Course: Dare to Care: Institutionalising wellness, self and collective care. https://svri.thinkific.com/courses/dare-to-care
Prisacariu, D., Romanova, E., Maksimovic, G., Vergara, L., Jakovljevic, M., & Pariyar, S. (2022). Resilient Revolution: Sustaining our Feminist Movements Through Collective Care. The Global Resilience Fund Blog. https://www.theglobalresiliencefund.org/post/resilient-revolution-sustaining-our-feminist-movements-through-collective-care
Wellbank, L. (2022). How can writing and journaling support survivors’ and advocates’ healing and wellness? VAWnet News Blog. https://vawnet.org/news/how-can-writing-and-journaling-support-survivors-and-advocates-healing-and-wellness
United States Agency for International Development. (2022). USAID’S Collective Action to Reduce Gender-Based Violence (CARE-GBV): How to Embed Self- and Collective Care in Organizations Addressing Gender-Based Violence (Note No 5 in a Series). Collective Action to Reduce Gender-Based Violence (CARE-GBV). https://makingcents.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/CARE-GBV_05_Self_Collective_Care-v9-508c.pdf
Billing, L., Ghebrebrhan, N., Michau, L., & Gevers, A. (2022). Creating and maintaining a culture of self and collective care at Raising Voices. SVRI. https://svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2022-09-02/P3_Raising_Voices_final.pdf
Tran, N. T., Tappis, H., Moon, P., Christofield, M., & Dawson, A. (2021). Sexual and reproductive health self-care in humanitarian and fragile settings: where should we start? Conflict and Health, 15(1), 22. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-021-00358-5
Billing, L., & Gevers, A. (2021). From Me to We: reclaiming the need for collective care. SVRI Blog. https://www.svri.org/from-me-to-we-reclaiming-the-need-for-collective-care/
Louis, E. F., & Sexual Violence Research Initiative. (2021). SVRI Knowledge Exchange: The power of language and its use in the GBV field. SVRI. https://www.svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2021-11-25/SVRI_Knowledge_Exchange_Power_of_Language.pdf
Billing, L., Gevers, A., & Dartnall, E. (2021). We Care Evidence Review: Exploring research into how wellness and care can be institutionalised in the violence against women field in low- and middle-income countries. SVRI. https://www.svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2021-11-24/We%20Care%20Evidence%20Review.pdf
Fields, A., Namy, S., & Dartnall, E. (2020). SVRI Knowledge Exchange: Body-focused mental health approaches with survivors of sexual violence. SVRI. https://www.svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2021-01-07/KE%20Healing%20from%20SV%20body%20focused%20mental%20health%20approaches.pdf
Healing through rituals: a guide for sustaining wellbeing and activism. (2020). Women’s International Peace Centre. https://wipc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Healing-Through-Rituals-A-Guide-for-Sustaining-Wellbeing-and-Activism_.pdf
Chamberlain, L. (2020). From Self-care to Collective Care (SUR 30). Conectas Human Rights. https://sur.conectas.org/en/from-self-care-to-collective-care/
Raising Voices. (2020). How can we amplify self and collective care? Series on Preventing Violence against Women during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Briefing Paper No. Guidance Note 3). Raising Voices. https://raisingvoices.org/resources/guidance-note-2-how-can-activist-organizations-adapt-2/
JASS, & Raising Voices. (2019). Self and Collective Care Toolbox. JASS, Raising Voices. http://preventgbvafrica.org/understanding-vaw/zines/selfcare_toolbox/
Horn, J. (2019). Self and Collective Care. JASS and Raising Voices. https://preventgbvafrica.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Self-and-Collective-Care.pdf
Kumar, S., & Cavallaro, L. (2018). Researcher Self-Care in Emotionally Demanding Research: A Proposed Conceptual Framework. Qualitative Health Research, 28(4), 648–658. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732317746377
SVRI. (2016). Vicarious trauma: Understanding and managing the impact of doing research on sensitive topics. SVRI. https://www.svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2016-06-02/f_0024044_19598_original.pdf
Chigudu, H. B., & Chigudu, R. (2015). Strategies for Building and Organisation with a Soul. African Institute for Integrated Responses to VAWG & HIV/AIDS (AIR). http://airforafrica.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Strategies-for-Building-an-Organisation-with-Soul-for-web1.pdf
Coles, J., Astbury, J., Dartnall, E., & Limjerwala, S. (2014). A Qualitative Exploration of Researcher Trauma and Researchers’ Responses to Investigating Sexual Violence. Violence Against Women, 20(1), 95–117. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801213520578
SVRI. (2010). Briefing paper: Researcher trauma, safety and sexual violence research. SVRI. https://www.svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2016-04-13/traumabooklet.pdf
SVRI. (2010). Taking care of ourselves: A workshop for sexual violence researchers, 20-21st July 2010, Workshop report. SVRI. https://www.svri.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2016-04-13/takingcare.pdf
We Care Project. (n.d.). SVRI. Retrieved May 20, 2024, from https://www.svri.org/we-care-project/
One Future Collective - One Future Collective. (n.d.). Retrieved May 3, 2024, from https://www.onefuturecollective.org/
The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit | Introduction | OVC. (n.d.). Office for Victims of Crime. Retrieved January 31, 2024, from https://ovc.ojp.gov/program/vtt/introduction
What is the VT–ORG? | The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit | What is the VT–ORG? (n.d.). Office for Victims of Crime. Retrieved January 31, 2024, from https://ovc.ojp.gov/program/vtt/what-is-the-vt-org
HEALING JUSTICE RESEARCH – Urgent Action Fund Africa. (n.d.). Retrieved September 12, 2023, from https://www.uaf-africa.org/healing-justice-research/
Tarshi. (n.d.). Self-Care Essentials: Resources for People Doing People Work. https://www.tarshi.net/selfcare/
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