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Sunday, June 9 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
How to teach your students (and yourself) to manage stress and trauma

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Sidney and Al Tompkins combine more than 40 years of psychological counseling practice with more than 40 years of journalism to talk with journalists around the world about managing the everyday stress of journalism.  Journalists also are exposed to indescribable trauma while doing their jobs and rarely have the formal support systems that EMTs, firefighters and police have, even though journalists are on the same scene as the first responders.
New studies also show higher rates of traumatic stress among photojournalists and producers.
The sooner that educators can begin helping emerging journalists to recognize the symptoms of stress, the better.
Keep in mind, that lots of educators are, themselves, former journalists who may still be carrying the scars of workplace trauma.

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Al Tompkins

Senior Faculty, Poynter
Al Tompkins is the senior faculty for Broadcasting and Online at Poynter.He is the father of TEACHAPALOOZAHe is a licensed drone pilot. He teaches journalists and journalism all over the world. His client list includes NBC, CBS, CNN, CBC, CTV, The United Nations, and dozens of TV... Read More →
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Rev. Sidney Tompkins

licensed psychotherapist / retired UMC minister

Sunday June 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Barnes Conference Room