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Supporting Employees' Mental Well-Being by Integrating
Trauma-Informed Care Into HR Practices
Program Director of Alive and Well STL
Manager of Training & Technical Assistance, St. Louis Regional Health Commission
As focusing on supporting the overall well-being of the workforce becomes a growing function and expectation of HR professionals, we need to know how to handle those difficult and sensitive conversations surrounding employees' mental wellness. Whether it's related to a hidden disability, stress from the job, or something from an employee's personal life, there can be many contributing factors that may hinder an employee's ability to be productive and engaged. By using what is known as a Trauma-Informed approach, HR professionals can have a more positive outcome in addressing issues related to employee mental well-being. Alive and Well STL is a community-wide effort focused on reducing the impact of toxic stress and trauma on our health and well-being. Their goal is to help educate organizations and the community about Trauma-Informed Care practices. The presenters will give us a background on trauma, its impact on the human body and mental well-being, and practical ways HR professionals can address these issues at all different points throughout the employee life cycle.
About Our Speakers
Emily Luft earned a Bachelor's degree in Women's and Gender Studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Masters of Social Work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining Alive and Well STL, Emily was a program fellow with the Missouri Foundation for Health.
In her role as Program Director of Alive and Well STL, Emily oversees the coordination of all of the Alive and Well activities and programs. She has trained thousands of service providers about the impacts of trauma and has helped numerous organizations being making culture and policy changes to better respond to the impacts of trauma. She also acts as the lead on the Trauma-Informed Schools learning collaborative, which contains 26 schools from across the St. Louis region who are committed to becoming trauma-informed.
Sean Marz joined the St. Louis Regional Health Commission in 2016 as the Manager of Training and Technical Assistance. In this capacity, Sean will work with the Alive and Well STL initiative to provide trainings and support to individuals and organizations working to make our region trauma informed.
Sean comes to the St. Louis Regional Health Commission with over 10 years of experience in the non-profit sector, ranging from public health education to most recently, community mental health. Sean has implemented trauma-specific interventions and helped to foster trauma-informed environments. He is a recognized Train-the-Trainer by Community Connections in various TREM interventions (Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model) and Trauma-Informed Care. Additionally, Sean has a passion for raising awareness of mental health issues and proudly serves on the Board of Directors for the DBSA St. Louis Empowerment Center.
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Registration, Networking and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Program
Members - Included in Membership
Non-Members - $25