Burnout, Stress & the Great Resignation

February 9, 2023
Hosted by Ingrid Cockhren

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The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the racial reckoning of 2020 pushed America's already strained workforce to the brink. The subsequent mass exodus of American workers looking to escape job dissatisfaction, constant microaggressions, unsafe work conditions and low wages was coined the "Great Resignation" by Anthony Klotz. Join co-hosts Ingrid Cockhren & Mathew Portell as we discuss the role of toxic stress in the Great Resignation and how trauma-informed, healing-centered workplaces are the future of work in America. This week our co-hosts will be joined by Marnie Dobson & Mark Van Landuyt of Healthywork.org. Dr. Marnie Dobson is the director of the Healthy Work Campaign & the Associate Director of the Center for Social Epidemiology. Mark Van Landuyt is the Outreach Director for the Healthy Work Campaign and is the co-founder of the California Bay Area Green New Deal Alliance. The Healthy Work Campaign (HWC) is a public health campaign focused on raising awareness in the U.S. about the health impacts of work stress on working people. The campaign also focuses on the positive actions individuals and organizations throughout the U.S. can take to advance #healthywork. The Healthy Work Campaign is a project of the Center for Social Epidemiology (CSE). The CSE, founded in 1988, is a non-profit organization that has been conducting epidemiological research on the effects of work-related stress on mental health and cardiovascular disease in the U.S. and promoting public health efforts to prevent work stress-related health consequences.

History. Culture. Trauma

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According to Resmaa Menakem, trauma decontextualized over time looks like culture. We, at PACEs Connection, agree. 2020, with COVID-19, our climate crisis, and the racial reckoning, has shown us that trauma is embedded within our institutions, our culture, and our history. 2020 was a collective trauma. And, with the addition of technological advances like the internet and social media, we are more connected to our collective selves than ever before. We can no longer live in silos, focused on the individual. We know now that our shared experiences matter. Our podcast will examine trauma and resilience, not just at the individual level, at the systems and cultural level. How has the trauma of slavery and genocide impacted our current society? Why are the cultural manifestations of trauma, i.e., community violence, school shootings, etc., so pervasive? Together, our hosts and their guests will outline the true impact of trauma and resilience on the human experience.

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Ingrid Cockhren

Ingrid Cockhren knows first-hand how impactful trauma and toxic stress can be for children and families and has dedicated her professional life to investigating and educating the public about the link between early trauma, early adversity, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), positive childhood experiences and the consequences that occur across the lifespan. Specializing in creating equitable and inclusive environments within organizations, collective impacts and grassroot movements, Cockhren uses her knowledge of stress, trauma, historical trauma, human development, and psychology to translate research concerning DEI into community, workplace, and organizational solutions. Cockhren graduated from Tennessee State University with a B.S. in psychology and from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College with a M.Ed. in child studies specializing in minority and impoverished children. Her research areas are African American parenting styles, positive and adverse childhood experiences, historical trauma, intergenerational trauma, brain development, developmental psychology, and epigenetics. Cockhren’s experience includes juvenile justice, family counseling, early childhood education, professional development, consulting, and community education. She is currently CEO at PACEs Connection and an adjunct professor specializing in Black psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, and personality theory at Tennessee State University.

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