Raquelle Solon, FEI Business Solutions Engineer
April is Autism Awareness Month, and many are sharing the success stories of autistic individuals like Dr. Temple Grandin and Carly Fleischmann. In an effort to highlight the lives of those who communicate with less desirable behaviors—hitting or biting, for instance—Raquelle Solon takes the time to discuss how The Mandt System® helps establish key concepts in crisis intervention when interacting with nonverbal communicators, including those with autism.
Marcia O’Boyle, FEI EAP Services Center Manager
Recovering from crisis can be difficult if basic needs are threatened. Fortunately, there are several resources available before, during and after a crisis situation that acknowledge victim concerns and provide critical information during times of extreme duress.
Amber Meulendyke, Marketing and Public Relations Manager
We’ve all had days where we haven’t been our best selves, reacting poorly while engaging with others. For some, however, this reaction is a result of being “stuck”: Extended periods of high-stress situations have created a perpetual state of arousal or alarm.
FEI has developed tools to assist employees with addressing issues of constant stress, providing organizations the means with which to loosen stress switches and return individuals to a prevailing sense of calm.
Katie Moser, FEI Network Operations Specialist
An often overlooked characteristic of working with traumatized or suffering people is secondary trauma. Whether someone is a law enforcement officer or a health care worker, the effects of secondary trauma, if neglected, can lead to a number of physical and mental challenges.
Recognizing the signs and symptoms of secondary trauma will aid both employees and their employers in combating related consequences, as well as begin taking the necessary steps to avoid increases in stress, absenteeism and turnover.
Aimee Hoffmann, FEI EAP Counselor
Tensions are running high among families, friends and co-workers as news continues to raise anxiety and increase stress across the country. Sometimes, however, all we need is a good laugh to feel better. Humor can be overlooked as a coping mechanism, but research has shown its behavioral and health benefits as well as its positive impact on employee productivity and engagement.