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.”
James Jones, communications director for DC Vote, tapes a "DC Constituents Service Day" sign on the wall as he stands with other DC residents outside of Rep. Andy Harris's office on Capitol Hill to protest Harris' actions against D.C.'s marijuana laws on Thursday, July 24, 2014. DC Vote encouraged DC residents to bring their complaints about city services to the Maryland congressman.