Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects

By Jessica Lander
October 31, 2018

This article shines a light on the impact supporting students who have gone through trauma has on educators. Teachers often find themselves in the role of counselor, nurturing their students emotionally, not just academically. Taking on this role can have an impact on caregivers. This article discusses ways in which school leaders can acknowledge and address the potential negative impacts of what is sometimes referred to as secondary traumatic stress or compassion fatigue.

This article, and the accompanying resource list, is an important read for school leaders, counselors, and anyone supporting the emotional health of educators and working to create safe and nurturing communities for the professionals in any school.

Source Organization: KQED

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