April 23, 2024

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OPC and Dart Center Offer Psychological Safety Training on Stress, Burnout and Trauma

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The OPC and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma will host a 90-minute training session on coping with stress, burnout and trauma on the job. The session will cover the basics of self-care and collegial support, including the impact of covering trauma and tragedy on journalists, and offer concrete guidance and techniques for enriching one’s coping skills and wellness, and building resilient news teams.

The training will include a slide presentation and briefing, as well as a Q&A.

The training is limited to 50 participants.

Registrants will receive a link to join the program via Zoom on the day of the event. If you register but find you cannot attend, we ask that you email us at info@opcofamerica.org so we can give people on our waiting list the chance to participate.

Elana Newman, Ph.D. is the McFarlin Chair of Psychology and Affiliate Faculty in Media Studies at the University of Tulsa; Research Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, (www.dartcenter.org ), and Co-Director of the Tulsa Institute of Trauma, Adversity, and Injustice. Newman specializes in understanding and treating trauma-related conditions and training students and professionals from many professions about the skills they need to work effectively with people suffering from trauma-related problems. Newman’s research in the field of traumatic stress has examined a wide range of topics including the physical and psychological effects of trauma exposure upon adults and children, health care costs and trauma, journalism and trauma, occupational health and trauma, intervention, research ethics in studying trauma survivors, correctional issues and trauma, and substance abuse and trauma. Newman’s scholarship in journalism and trauma focuses on the occupational health of journalists, psychological safety for journalists, harassment, resiliency, and the impact of trauma news on consumers. She directs the creation of an online searchable database of articles related to journalism and trauma available at the Dart Center website. She also trains journalists on interviewing survivors, trauma-informed news management, covering traumatic events in local contexts including sexual violence on campus, and general trauma information. Dr. Newman is a founding staff member of the Journalist Trauma Support Network, an initiative at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University. She co-directed the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma’s’ first satellite office in NYC after 9-11 and is a co-founder of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Newman is a past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.