Trauma-Sensitive Journalism: Webinar for Media Workers

Trauma-Sensitive Journalism: Webinar for Media Workers

The Public Journalism Club (PJC), within the “Mental Health Support to Media Workers in Armenia” project, kindly invites you to take part in a webinar entitled “Trauma-sensitive journalism: self-care effective techniques when covering trauma”, which will take place on June 18, 2024, at 17:00-18:30, on Zoom platform.

The project serves as a part of the Media Program in Armenia implemented by Internews in Armenia, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The purpose of the webinar is to equip media workers with effective self-care tools and knowledge when covering traumatic events, to raise awareness on mental health resilience methods.

The webinar will be conducted by Paata Alaverdashvili, based in Tbilisi, who is a mental health practitioner and peace and conflict consultant. He has a Master’s degree in Psychotraumatology and accompanies people with EMDR and IFS therapy tools in their healing processes. Paata also facilitates a peace education process with youth activist groups, focusing on inner peace and self-care practices.

The following topics will be covered during the webinar:

  • Recapitulation on the Term of Trauma, trauma’s impact on individuals and community,
  • Principles of trauma-sensitive communication: Trauma, manipulation and power; secondary trauma and self-care,
  • Handling trauma-related experiences: Challenging the narrative; compassion and resilience
  • Q&A and resources, guidance tailored to their specific reporting challenges.

The entrance is free for those media workers who coevered war operations, emergency situations, traumatic events, stories, post-war developments, tragic events, crises.

If you are interested to participate, please register here by June 16, 23:59. The Zoom link will be sent to you earlier.

The webinar will be conducted in English, with simultaneous Armenian translation.

Please be informed that within the same project, PJC suggests free psychological consultations to media workers. The details are available here.

The webinar is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 

The contents are the responsibility of the Public Journalism Club, a subrecipient of Internews Network, and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

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