Trauma-Informed Lens Podcast

Episode 77: Stress, Burnout, & Traumas: Why Helping Organizations are Unique

Posted on March 26, 2019

Episode 77: Stress, Burnout, & Traumas: Why Helping Organizations are Unique

Podcasters: Matthew Bennett & Curt Mower

In this episode, Curt and Matt explore the differences between an organization that works with trauma and those in other industries. Because of our high rates of burnout, emotional labor, and vicarious and secondary trauma, our wellness is challenged every day in ways that workers in other industries do not confront. We explore the dangers inherent in helping people with trauma and how it informs our thinking about trauma-informed workplaces and leadership.

Discussion Questions:

  • How do you define burnout? What effects have you seen it have on yourself or others?
  • Have you seen or felt the impact of secondary or vicarious trauma or seen it on others?
  • How does (or could) your organization successful support workers exposed to the psychological risks of helping?

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