Many of us have experienced trauma on the job, whether observed in the community or felt personally as a result of the public service we provide. The challenges we face are both complex and delicate. Navigating them means equipping us collectively to have an informed conversation and to have the tools necessary to be aware of how trauma can impact us.
The Dart Center, which works with news organizations around the globe to educate and raise awareness about trauma in journalism, provided our journalists with two workshops recently. The first shared some of the foundational learnings around how we absorb and process trauma, as well as practical tips for self-care and how to deal with online harassment.
More training on Leadership:
Coping with the stress and trauma of journalism, using our EAP benefit
The EAP provides qualified counseling experts for you and your family members. It is free and confidential. This 60-minute session from EAP facilitator Gwen Kinsey will reintroduce this benefit and answer questions about how to use it. Gwen will also focus on the effects of stress, trauma and burnout for journalists.
Coping with stress, trauma and burnout
We focus on the effects of stress, trauma and burnout on individuals and teams, and offer guidance and recommendations for how to cope most effectively. This provides a grounding in trauma science and basic awareness of the impact of trauma exposure and related stresses along with evidence-based strategies and practices in wellness and collegial support.
Understanding the financial side of our business
Learn how to make the budget work for you, rather than the other way around.
Your power as an informal leader
You don’t need to have rank and seniority to exert leadership. What you prioritize, what you value, how you listen, how you communicate, whose voices and views you feature, who you lift up, small gestures of mentorship, open-mindedness to advice and counsel — these all are informal acts of leadership.