Strategies for Encouraging Staff Wellness in Trauma-Informed Organizations

NYAPRS Note: This technical assistance brief outlines the impact of chronic work-related stress and provides examples of two organizations that are prioritizing staff wellness: Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers ( headed up by Dr. Jeff Brenner of ‘hotspotting’ fame) and Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University. The key premise here is that “when working with patients with high rates of exposure to traumatic events, staff need to take time for self-care, both for their own wellness and the provider organization’s ability to provide high-quality care.”

 

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Exposure

to trauma, particularly in childhood, can notably increase the risk of serious physical and behavioral health problems throughout life -- an idea that health care providers increasingly recognize. Health care providers can address patients' traumatic experiences

and their associated health effects by implementing trauma-informed approaches to care. Securing time and resources for staff wellness is an essential element to trauma-informed care, because supporting staff well-being helps them provide high quality care. 

This technical assistance brief outlines the impact of chronic work-related stress and provides examples of two organizations that prioritize staff wellness:

Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers and Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University.  Read

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| Encouraging Staff Wellness in Trauma-Informed Organizations - This infographic

highlights the impact that chronic emotional stress can have on staff and shares strategies that organizations can use to promote staff wellness. 

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This brief and infographic are part of technical assistance series from Advancing

Trauma-Informed Care, a national initiative supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by the Center for Health Care Strategies. The series focuses on practical strategies for fostering trauma-informed approaches to care.

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