Working Through COVID-19: Recognizing Signs of Stress in Yourself and Others

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Source: C. Ken Williams, MS, JD, AAFS Vice President

The New Jersey Office of Employee and Organization Development (OEOD) created a series of five articles as a resource for those working through COVID-19.  The organization’s goal was to provide the informative materials as an essential role to increase awareness, encourage patience, support individuals, foster empathy, sustain coping, and promote working well together through COVID-19 to ensure that a better, stronger organization is built.  Although the AAFS is not an employee development organization, we are an organization that deeply cares for the well-being of our members and recognize we too can build a better, stronger organization with a vested and healthy membership.  As such, we thought our membership could benefit from the sharing of this educational resource. This is the second in the series of five articles we will be posting.

Caring for ourselves is an essential first step to taking care of others. Self-care is a sign of strength, not weakness, and it is important to remember to ask for help when needed. Please click here to read “Recognizing Signs of Stress in Yourself and Others.”

If you missed the first article, click here to read “Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic as a Traumatic Event.”