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    Unpacking Trauma – Informed Workplace Culture & HR Practices

    Date: April 19, 2023, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
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    WHERE: Dorian’s – 555 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City, NJThis location is reachable via the Hudson Bergen Light Rail Newport stop, the PATH Newport stop; or there is a parking lot to the left of the restaurant on Mall Drive West.
    Gateway members: $40  / Non-Gateway members:  $45 / In-transition: $20.0
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    While many organizations have embraced using trauma-informed practices, it may be challenging to start implementing trauma-informed workplace policies. Using trauma-informed HR Practices provides a concrete opportunity to embed trust, transparency, safety, and collaboration into everyday practices.

    This presentation aims to:

         1) define trauma- informed care in the workplace,

         2) unpack it's connection to HR practices, and

         3) provide tangible next steps to incorporate in HR practices.

    PRESENTER: Aneesa Holliday-Dingle is a licensed social worker (LSW) for the state of New Jersey where she has provided over 15+ years of clinical social work services to individuals with chronic and persistent emotional and physical care needs.  Aneesa is also an Emotional Wellness Consultant & Training Facilitator with Decolonizing Therapy, LLC.  Her work aims to provide an inclusive and healing space for marginalized communities; ensuring their lived experiences are affirmed and their emotions are validated. It is her belief that when centering healing we must discuss how systems are designed to keep you unwell- from the correlation between PTSD and heavy policing in communities of color, to exploring the connections between health care disparities and environmental racism, ableism, intergenerational trauma, etc. Everything is connected; and as professionals when we refuse to address the impact systems have on creating individual and communal dis-ease we have consciously and unconsciously created an incubator of harm.