Manage Flood-Related Distress by Building Resilience

Manage Flood-Related Distress by Building Resilience

Manage Flood-Related Distress by Building Resilience

Reports of record-high water levels flooding communities or water breaking through sandbag barriers or dikes are enough to create stress and anxiety for anyone living or working nearby. The anticipation of destruction created by flooding can summon up feelings of…

Pine Rest EAP Creates Video Series: Building Resilience During COVID-19

Pine Rest EAP Creates Video Series: Building Resilience During COVID-19

Bob VandePol, MSW, Executive Director of the Pine Rest Employee Assistance Program is featured in a series of resiliency boosting strategies and insights based on the crisis response trainings he presents to clients.

Effective Crisis Leadership During COVID-19

Effective Crisis Leadership During COVID-19

In the face of COVID-19, all eyes look to leadership to define the course of action. Bob VandePol addresses how leaders can control how they lead and that will stand the test of time.

9 Tips for Supporting Someone After a Loved One Dies

9 Tips for Supporting Someone After a Loved One Dies
By Bob VandePol, MSW Supporting someone after a loved one dies provides a daunting challenge. Those you reach out to will never forget your response. Neither will you. The following suggestions have proven helpful: 1. Listening is the most effective...

Mental Health Tips in the Wake of Trauma

Mental Health Tips in the Wake of Trauma

When tragedy occurs, our sense of well-being feels violated. Elizza LeJeune, LMSW, offers tips on how to care for ourselves in the wake of trauma.

Caring For Yourself When There’s Traumatic News

Caring For Yourself When There’s Traumatic News

Disturbing and traumatic news of terrorism, violence and natural disasters can lead to PSTD-like symptoms. Learn how to recognize the signs and care for yourself.

How to Talk to Children About Difficult News

How to Talk to Children About Difficult News
Children's lives are touched by trauma on a regular basis, no matter how much parents or teachers try to keep the "bad things" away. Instead of shielding children from the dangers, violence or tragedies around us, adults should talk to...

Managing Traumatic Stress After a Tornado

Managing Traumatic Stress After a Tornado

The effects of tornadoes can be long-lasting and the resulting trauma can reverberate even with those not directly affected by the disaster. It is common for people who have experienced traumatic situations to have very strong emotional reactions. Understanding normal…

Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

You may be struggling to understand how a shooting could occur and why such a terrible thing would happen. There may never be satisfactory answers to these questions. We do know, though, that it is typical for people to experience a variety…