Occupational/ Workplace Trauma Management Training

Employers cannot guarantee that employees will never be exposed to trauma in the workplace and their personal life. However, they can take action to help prevent the most debilitating effects of exposure to trauma by adequately preparing employees. Preparation includes both the ability to respond in the moment and access to the necessary coping strategies and social support after the incident.

An event is more likely to be experienced as trauma when a person perceives the incident to be:

  • Unexpected
  • Something they were unprepared for
  • Unpreventable        
  • Uncontrollable
  • The result of intentional cruelty
  • Related to a childhood event

Potential trauma in the workplace could include exposure to:

  • Stressful events– death, grief, suicide, accident or injury
  • Organizational stressors – bullying, threats, harassment, betrayal, maliciousness, extreme isolation,  chronic pressure, unresolved conflict, toxic work environment, uncertainty, fear for the future, downsizing or fear of unemployment
  • Physical stressors – noise, chaotic environment, sense of no control over space, fear for physical safety, harsh or flashing lights, extremes of heat or cold, working amid construction, and other adverse physical conditions
  • External threats – evacuation, lockdown, fire or robbery

There are many types of traumatic events that occur in the workplace. They include:

  • Natural disasters- hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, fires
  • Human-caused incidents - explosions, fires, violence from firearms or other weapons, rape, threats, robbery, assaults, domestic violence, stalking
  • Deaths (including homicide/suicide) - on-the-job, away from the job, work-related, accidental, disease-caused, violent
  • Downsizing/layoffs - mergers, buy outs, large or small, by division or cross the board
  • Construction

The strategies that you apply to address workplace trauma can also be helpful for trauma that occurs outside the workplace, including:  

  • A serious accident
  • Witnessing violence or war
  • Difficult childbirth
  • History of physical, sexual, emotional, domestic abuse

Why is it important for the workplace to consider trauma response?

Success of the business or company, both short and long-term, may hinge on management¹s response to a traumatic event.  If employees feel neglected, their loyalty and commitment to their employer can be withheld.

Trauma can affect the organization in following condition:

  • Expensive workers compensation claim
  • Increased physical health costs
  • Increased absenteeism
  • Loss of productivity
  • Loss of loyalty and commitment
  • Retention challenges

How the training may help the organization?

  • Decrease workers compensation claim
  • Decreased physical health costs
  • Decreased absenteeism
  • Improve productivity
  • Increase loyalty and commitment
  • Increase retention rate

How The Training May Help Employee?

  • To stabilize the affected people/client
  • Increased affect tolerance
  • The ability to “ground” or stay grounded
  • Relaxation skills
  • The ability to self-soothe and self-comfort
  • The ability to make use of internal resources
  • Increased mindfulness
  • The ability to differentiate past and present
  • The ability to challenge negative cognitions rooted in the traumatic past

Objective of the Training

By the end of the course delegates will:

  • Have an understanding of those situations that are termed traumatic
  • Be familiar with the physical, emotional, psychological and behavioral symptoms normally associated with trauma and PTSD in workplace
  • Understand the role of assessment and case conceptualization in PTSD and trauma counseling
  • Have an understanding of those client factors that may predispose an individual to develop PTSD
  • Be able to considered the professional support required for those working with trauma and PTSD
  • Recognize ways of working with traumatized clients suffering from a cognitive-behavioral perspective
  • Learn a range of techniques for working with PTSD
  • Learn about how organization can address trauma and their preparedness and safety plan

Target Group

  • Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Organizational Counselor
  • Emergency employee
  • Occupational Health Specialists
  • Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Organizational Counselor
  • Emergency employee
  • Occupational Health Specialists

Target Group

3 months free supervision

To answer any on-going questions, you will also receive support via email and telephone from your trainer after you have attended the course. Whilst you will be implementing what you would learn, we will also be there to help you if you need us for advice, guidance and coaching.

The Course Training Method

The method of training is as follows:

  • Lecture
  • Discussion
  • Role Play
  • Exercise
  • Case Study
  • Participatory
  • Video and Audio Presentation

Conclusion

This training program have designed for your organization to develop capacity within your organization to deal with employees who are suffering from mental health issues related to accidents/traumatic events. The organizational support for the employees strengthen the relationship with the organization and improve productivity as well as belongingness with ownership have established.

Title: Occupational Trauma Management

Objective:

§  To Decrease workers compensation claim

§  To Decrease physical health costs

§  To Decrease absenteeism

§  To Improve productivity

§  To Increase loyalty and commitment

§  To Increase retention rate

“One Step towards Capacity Enhancement”

Program Overview

§  Duration: Two Days

§  Timing: Start 09:00 - Finish 17:00.

§  Participants Size: 20 (max)

§  Free Supervision for Three Months

Trauma events difficult to predict, prevent and control, with trauma management training, organization can help employees and provide appropriate support to the clients.

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Faysal Ahmed Rafi

Presented by Drs. John and Julie Gottman
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