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Talking with Capitol Hill staffers about stress and trauma

APA and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials hosted a conversation on workplace trauma with Capitol Hill legislative staff.
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American Psychological Association. (2021, June 8). Talking with Capitol Hill staffers about stress and trauma. https://www.apaservices.org/advocacy/news/capitol-hill-stress-trauma

APA and Staff Up Congress, an initiative of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, partnered to host “Valuing Self-Care: A Conversation on Addressing Major Stressors and Traumatic Incidents That Impact Us at Work and Home.” The conversation, led by APA Chief Diversity Officer Maysa Akbar, PhD, and APA and D.C. Psychological Association member Jessica Smedley, PhD, engaged Hill staffers in discussions on racial trauma, the importance of self-care, and recent challenging events occurring in communities and workplaces. This event built upon previous APA collaborations with NALEO and other Capitol Hill organizations to connect with congressional staffers and provide resources on stress, burnout, and mental health.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Lewan.