On April 21st Out and Equal kicked off our Practitioner Well-being Series powered by Capital One. The session was led by Zander Keig, LCSW, and started with a breathing exercise that helped the group release tension and center on the topic. The session covered the fundamental concepts of being Trauma Informed, including the Three E’s of Trauma and the 6 Guiding Principles of Trauma Informed Practice. We also discussed the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES), which established how childhood trauma can impact the health and wellbeing of people throughout their lifetimes.  

Zander then shifted to talking about how implementing these concepts as a practitioner or supervisor allows us to better understand and manage our relationships with people in our workplaces. Utilizing this approach reduces worker burnout, promotes retention, and enhances worker well-being.

We also welcome you to join us for our next Well-Being seminar: Strengthening Emotional Intelligence on Thursday, May 5, 2022, 3-4pm ET/ 12-1pm PT.

Additional Resources:

CDC Information on the ACES Study

CDC Information on the 6 Guiding Principles

SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach