Workplace Resources

Traumatic Stress in the Workplace: How Managers and Supervisors Can Help

Traumatic events are so identified as being outside the range of normal experience and presenting some (real or perceived) threat to one’s safety or sense of self.  Some examples include bad accidents or injuries, sudden deaths, acts of interpersonal violence, and natural disasters.  Vicarious traumatization refers to how witnesses, bystanders and people who know the…

Helping Guidelines for Managers and Supervisors

Remain primarily focused on work performance and conduct. Without probing for details, acknowledge that personal issues can affect an employee at work. When it seems appropriate, refer to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Let employees know that the EAP can help them personal and job-related concerns in a safe, confidential setting. Do not protect the…

Issues and Challenges for Sexual Minorities in the Workplace

Approximately ten percent of the population identifies as “GLBT”: gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered (*). Over the past decade, sexual minorities have found increased sensitivity and respect as sexual orientation has become recognized as a legitimate “diversity issue”. In the seventies, the major psychiatric and psychological organizations began to acknowledge homosexuality as a normal variation…