Managers should aim to make sense of all that information, Haag-Hatterer says.
“Everybody is pretty much well-informed via the other communication channels,” Haag-Hatterer says. “It’s not HR’s job or management’s job to do ... the media’s job. It’s our job to point people in the right direction.”
Clinical psychologist Sandra Wartski says it’s also important to allow people to work through the crisis in their own way. Congressional aides shouldn’t be afraid to step away when the shooting coverage becomes overwhelming.
“It’s all around you, all day long,” says Wartski, who also will participate in the webinar. Make “sure you just get away, [make] sure you get back to your normal routines, involving good exercise and good eating and good sleep.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.