While there is growing national attention focused on supporting traumatized students, the effects that providing care for these students has on school personnel is just beginning to enter the broader conversation about school functioning. Educators and other adults working in schools who serve students coping with high levels of trauma are at risk of developing compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress (STS). Compassion fatigue can lead to burn out, especially in early career educators. Because STS can cause impairments in daily functioning, it is important that educators are aware of the symptoms of STS, understand preventative actions, and treatment options... Read the FULL BRIEF HERE and comment below.
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