LEADING RESILIENCE: A GUIDE FOR EDITORS & MANAGERS
Working with freelancers exposed to trauma
This is a toolkit designed specifically for news editors and managers working with freelance journalists, containing practical information, tips and guidance to help editors assess trauma exposure among freelance contributors and then plan the necessary action and support.
The guide is divided into five key sections:
Understanding Trauma and Journalism including signs of trauma exposure and risk factors.
Trauma and the Freelancer which looks at particular issues that may increase the likelihood of on-going
trauma exposure among freelance journalists.
Trauma Support step-by-step guidance on how to provide the right support before, during and after an assignment.
Myth-Busting around trauma.
Self-Care for editors and managers.
The resource also contains a helpful appendix which include Dart’s psychological health and well-being risk assessment and practical tip sheets.
This resource aims to empower editors and news managers to actively engage with the psychological safety and well-being of the journalists they work with.
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