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Pre-Traumatic Stress: What’s Next?

Pre-Traumatic Stress: What’s Next?

At our state capitols and in the Washington, D.C. area, countless individuals are coping with what could happen (and what could have happened) between January 6, 2021 and Inauguration Day on January 20. Among our nation’s helpers and protectors, public servants are working particularly hard to manage a crisis and anticipate what comes next, but they may not have a shared vocabulary for the emotional labor entailed by these duties. This is why we are …
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Happy woman resting by the fire with a blanket and caressing her golden puppy, feet in wool socks. Cozy scene

Thriving in Pandemic Winter

“We began by trying to “flatten the curve” for a couple of weeks. As Randy Rainbow sang on YouTube, “I will save the human race by lying on my couch.” As the weeks stretched into months, we at least had the outdoors to gather with friends – distancing and masking – and activities in nature to enjoy. But as it becomes clear that pandemic conditions will continue beyond the one-year mark, many of us are …
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Building More Effective Working Relationships With DiSC

Building More Effective Working Relationships With DiSC

Have you ever kicked-off a new project only to realize at the end of the day that no one was on the same page as you during that morning’s team meeting? Is one of your new employees continually going about things the wrong way no matter how explicitly you think you’ve explained a process to them? Or is that rock star manager you’re mentoring falling flat with their new team? There are many solutions available …
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When Your Home Is Your Office: Avoiding Telework Burnout

When Your Home Is Your Office: Avoiding Telework Burnout

It was 4:15 a.m. when Maria was awakened by the ding of an email. She works for a government consulting firm, and they had a proposal due to the government the next day. Maria still hadn’t finished the graphics or the management section. She staggered out of bed and onto her computer to check her email. As her hand reached for the mouse, she knocked an empty wine glass off the side of her computer …
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Creating a Safe Workplace During COVID-19

Creating a Safe Workplace During COVID-19

This short story by Christopher McCoy, Greenleaf contributing writer, illustrates applying trauma-informed design to an office coping with reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. The techniques used in this fictional setting come from a variety of sources. Like many, Michael feared returning to the office for work. He had only been at his company a few months before the pandemic. Michael lived with his immune-compromised mother, and with the governor signaling an end to stay-at-home policies, …
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COVID-19 Messaging in Somalia: Unplug to Connect

COVID-19 Messaging in Somalia: Unplug to Connect

In the first of a three-part series, Dexis explores issues around mental health, stress, and trauma in development. This piece was originally published by Dexis Consulting Group on April 29, 2020. It was shared here with permission. People in developing countries often contend with a range of ongoing stressors from active conflict, post-conflict transition, fragile governance structures, and economic uncertainty to name a few. Now in the era of COVID-19, existing insecurities are heightened, and …
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