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Mental Health and Well Being Series for Biomedical Researchers: Trauma and Its Workplace Impacts

Lecture: Wellness

Dec 12, 2022

Speaker(s): Jenn Wiggins
This event is recommended for: Postbacs; Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows; NIH Staff Scientist/Staff Clinician.

Trauma and distress can arise due to several events, including bias, bullying, economic uncertainty, chronic pressure, toxic work environments, and more. Estimates are that 6 in 10 men and 5 in 10 women experience at least one trauma in their lives. In the workplace, trauma manifests itself as absenteeism, poor presenteeism, task avoidance, conflicts, accidents, or loss of motivation. This webinar will take a deep dive into trauma and how it impacts the scientific workplace. We will discuss, how to develop individual supports and foster leadership strategies and organizational strategies.

Monday, December 12th- 3:00-4:30pm EDT (Webinar 3:00-4:00pm, Discussion groups 4:05-4:50pm)
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This webinar is open to all NIHers and folks outside the NIH, including students, fellows, staff, and faculty. We hope you will join us! The talk will be recorded and will be accessible within 24-48 hours.