Trauma-Informed Management at Work with Dan Jolivet

A large majority of adults have experienced trauma in their lives that they carry with themselves daily. Unfortunately, the pandemic has only increased the number of adults in the workforce who now suffer from mental health issues such as PTSD. As leaders, how do we respond when these mental health issues show symptoms or limitations at work?

Today I’m joined by Dan Jolivet, who you may remember from the SHRM Round-up I did earlier this year. In our conversation today, Dan and I discuss trauma-informed management, and how it can open up a world of possibilities for your people when you can adapt to their needs.

Trauma-informed management is all about understanding how to react to trauma responses while keeping healthy, appropriate boundaries in the workplace. You don’t need to know everything about every mental health issue out there, and Dan shares easy-to-implement strategies you can use to help people who have been traumatized feel like they can bring their whole selves to work. When people feel like they are psychologically safe and belong, they will unlock their full potential.

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About Dan Jolivet:

Dan is the Workplace Possibilities Practice Consultant at The Standard, where he provides leadership, analysis, and consultative insights into the Workplace Possibilities service line. He is a designated subject matter expert on Stay at Work and Return to Work services, ADA, and behavioral health. He is a clinical psychologist licensed in Georgia and Oregon, and he has worked in behavioral health since 1980. Prior to joining The Standard, Dan worked in managed behavioral health care organizations for 20 years in a variety of management roles, and he was in clinical practice as a child psychologist until 2003.

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