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Identifying and Responding to the Differentiated Impacts of Trauma on Educators: Strategies for Restoration and Healing

Time limit: 365 days

$150 Enroll

Full course description

Course outcomes include: 

  • Define and understand the definitions and impacts of various forms of trauma, secondary traumatic stress and vicarious trauma (trauma exposure response), social identity salience, burnout, compassion fatigue, and racial battle fatigue;
  • Engage with data on the short- and long-term impacts of traumatic stress on educators’ wellbeing, research on burnout (including disproportionate impact on historically excluded communities) and an overview of risk and protective factors in response to ongoing navigation of trauma in educational contexts;
  • Identify signs of educator burnout and secondary traumatic stress (trauma exposure response) in themselves; and
  • Engage with resources and tools for restoration and healing
  • Drawing and maintaining boundaries
  • Building resistance and implementing sustainable care routines
  • Establishing support structures and identifying partners in accountability
  • Nurturing a strengths-based approach to building community belonging and an environment of support for other staff, educators, and caregivers.
  • Transformational organization culture change
  • Who is this for?

    K-12 teachers, staff, and administrators, higher-ed faculty, and student affairs staff.