Training Sessions

2019 Dart Center training in Amman, Jordan "Covering Children and the Syrian Refugee Crisis."

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma offers a range of educational, training and consultation services to news organizations and journalism-related nonprofits worldwide. Developed in collaboration with leading trauma experts and news professionals, Dart Center newsroom trainings are available on a range of topics including:

  • Trauma-aware reporting on vulnerable individuals and communities
  • Self-care and resilience for trauma-exposed news professionals
  • Leadership strategies and duty of care: Managing trauma and stress on news teams
  • Handling graphic imagery
  • Planning for mass-casualty coverage
  • Peer support for news organizations
  • Managing online abuse and threat

We offer both on-site and remote newsroom briefings and consultations, and can help to develop a customized program for your newsroom or team.

Dart Center training is guided by the following values and approaches:

  • Evidence-informed trauma awareness and resilience practices drawing on current science and lessons from other trauma-facing professions
  • The highest standards of journalism ethics and craft
  • Awareness of the impact of trauma on journalists and newsrooms, mitigated by simple approaches to peer support and management tactics for dealing with trauma exposure. 

Training covers:

  • What to expect; how to monitor how staff are holding up; building resilience in the face of undertaking very difficult stories; how to care for staff and mitigate the impact that traumatic events they cover could have on them directly.

  • Newsroom planning and protocols before, during and after traumatic events.

  • Language to talk about trauma; training so newsroom managers and staff can be resources to one another

  • Management techniques for managing and supporting staff under stress

If you are interested in setting up a training for your newsroom or organization, contact [email protected].

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