Research Facts

Research Shows…

  • One out of every four children attending school has been exposed to a traumatic event that can affect learning and/or behavior.
  • Administrators, teachers, and staff can help reduce the impact of trauma on children by recognizing trauma responses, accommodating and responding to traumatized students within the classroom setting.
  • A trauma-informed organization improves its quality of service, promotes organizational wellness, and increases its profitability.
  • Good stress-management skills are necessary to prevent burnout and vicarious trauma.
  • Effective communication at all levels of an organization can result in lower employee turnover and help to prevent professional burnout.
  • Employee satisfaction and well-being can positively affect an organization’s financial success and effectiveness.
  • Major companies that score high on optimism, compassion, trust, forgiveness, and integrity demonstrate higher profits and greater customer retention.
  • By training individuals to strengthen and energize the mind, body and spirit, ATJ helps to maximize performance and productivity and create lasting benefits for the entire organization.
  • Business success is 85% dependent on effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A quarter of all workplace mistakes are the result of poor communication.
  • 26-40% of American employees report high levels of work stress and one quarter see their job as the number one stressor in their lives.
  • One in three North American workers are stressed out due to excessive work demands and hours.
  • 60-80% of accidents on the job are stress related.
  • 40% of staff turnover in the United States is due to stress – replacing an average employee costs between $3,000-$13,000.
  • Workplace stress is estimated to cause 19% of employee absenteeism and 40% of staff turnover.

(References: American Institute of Stress and Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network)