Presentation slides can be found How to Support Employees Impacted By Trauma
About the presenter: Dr. Jennifer Birdsall is a board-certified, licensed-clinical psychologist and clinical director at ComPsych Corporation.
Description: In this presentation, participants will learn the definition of “trauma” and about the various outcomes of traumatic experiences, up to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Participants will learn the common physical, emotional, and cognitive symptoms of PTSD and other trauma reactions, as well as the common co-occurring mental health disorders that can develop post traumatic events. Finally, participants will learn how to implement a trauma-informed approach to help coworkers who have experienced trauma by creating a work environment that is conducive to recovery. This includes opportunities to create a sense of safety, start the conversation to offer support, and share available resources.