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Let’s Talk About Mental Health and Trauma in Journalism

January 28, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us online Thursday, January 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. CT

The Chicago Headline Club is proud to present a training on mental health and trauma in journalism. In the wake of a pandemic, a presidential election, and civil unrest sparked by police violence, it is more important than ever that we take care of ourselves as we report on critical events in our city.

Joining us is Elana Newman, Ph.D., professor of psychology at The University of Tulsa and research director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. Newman will offer an introduction to trauma science, best psychological practice for interviewing survivors, self-care on the job, and best practices within newsrooms, and answer questions from participants at the end.

To attend this FREE training, please register for a spot in advance. All are welcome. This training will be streamed over Facebook Live on the Chicago Headline Club Facebook page and saved for future viewing.

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Elana Newman, Ph.D. is McFarlin Professor of Psychology, The University of Tulsa., Research Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, and Co- Director of the the University of Tulsa Institute of  Trauma, Adversity, and Injustice. She has conducted research on a variety of topics regarding the psychological and physical response to traumatic life events, assessment of PTSD in children and adults, journalism and trauma, and understanding the impact of participating in trauma-related research from the trauma survivor’s perspective.  She co-directed the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma’s first satellite office in NYC after 9-11. Newman is a past president of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies.


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