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19 Sep. 2018 Posted by aadams

The Many Ways of Crisis Self-Care

Marcia O’Boyle, FEI EAP Services Center Manager

Crisis situations can be stressful, exhausting and traumatic. If we aren’t mindful, the experiences of working in or around crisis management can easily overwhelm.

The act of self-care can be the key to maintaining health and wellness after a crisis event. There’s no “right” method to practicing self-care, of course, and different people approach caring for themselves in very different ways.

5 Sep. 2018 Posted by aadams

The Human Dimension of Disaster Support

Amber Meulendyke, Marketing and Public Relations Manager

Organizations that have experienced tragedy sometimes struggle to assist victims and families when the need is greatest, yet recognizing the human dimension of disaster support is a crucial part of any crisis response.

In order to help businesses maintain operations while caring for victims, FEI utilizes a
network of trauma specialists who provide necessary support for the human dimension of mass casualty events.

22 Aug. 2018 Posted by aadams

24-Hour FOMO

Ralph Metzner, FEI Director of Product Management

The fear of missing out—popularly trending as #FOMO—is a growing anxiety in our digitally-enable social culture. FOMO isn’t new, however; it’s built on a common desire to fit in and belong that has been amplified by the 24-hour connectivity of apps, smartphones and social networks.

When a crisis occurs, FOMO kicks into high gear: We can’t stop watching the news or checking for status updates because we’re afraid of what we might miss.

8 Aug. 2018 Posted by aadams

Beat the Heat: Keeping Cool This Summer

Katie Moser, FEI Network Operations Specialist

Summer can mean backyard cookouts, beach vacations and outdoor office parties, but it can also mean soaring temperatures and record-breaking heat.

Hundreds of people die every year from heat-related illnesses. Whether at work or at home, knowing the signs and symptoms of heat stress, as well as taking preventative measures to keep cool and hydrated, will help you make the most of the hot summer months.

25 Jul. 2018 Posted by aadams

Challenging Our Behaviors: The Role of Implicit Bias

Terri Howard, FEI Senior Director

Based on a subconscious understanding of other people built from our own experiences, relationships and upbringing, implicit bias drives our behaviors more often than we think and can, at times, influence our everyday interactions.

Bias is human, but it can also be changed. There are several actions we can take to ensure our biases do not negatively impact our behaviors.

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