A Workplace Webinar

This webinar focuses on supporting organisations and teams in developing a responsive approach a traumatic incident, either within the organisation or the community. It offers practical tips for managers on how they can respond to the emotional aftermath of such an incident, among employees.  

Giving bad news, supporting colleagues in the aftermath of a traumatic event, preparing the team for bad news… These unenviable situations like these that we discover how little we know about helping others to deal with the trauma of a shocking event.

This  webinar helps individuals to understand the effects of trauma, how it occurs and what to do to support others who may be affected by traumatic events. We define trauma, outline some of the causes, and give brief guidelines for supporting victims and avoiding burnout in both their professional and personal lives. 

Traditionally we associate trauma with natural disasters and other high-profile events, but there are many more ‘day-to-day’ sources of trauma, such as:

  • Physical, sexual, or psychological abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Car crashes and other accidents
  • Being a victim of crime
  • Death or serious illness of a loved one or friend
  • Persistent stress at home
  • Vicarious stress from supporting others…

It has been estimated that up to 70% of people suffer with the effects of life trauma, though many go unnoticed by anyone but the sufferer.

Dealing with Traumatic Events helps attendees understand the effects of trauma, how can occur, and what to do to support others who may be affected by a traumatic event. 

Content

  • What is meant by ‘trauma’
  • What are the symptoms, what a manager might expect
  • How to respond to others following a traumatic incident
  • Guidelines for an organisational response to trauma 
  • Stress, Trauma and communication
  • Burnout and Compassion fatigue 
  • Self-care and resilience when the helping others
  • Supporting the team day-to-day
  • When to ask for professional help

Objectives

Raise awareness and demystify the effects of a traumatic incident

Provide employee-supportive measures in the aftermath of such an event

Understand the wide range of different responses and how to support teams and individuals

How to protect oneself from the effects of vicarious trauma

Howe to acknowledge and ‘move on’ following a traumatic incident.