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NEA Professional Learning

Register for our Facilitated Secondary Trauma Blended Learning Course

When educators experience compassion fatigue, they are not able to effectively respond to students; this leads to a breakdown of trust, which can further traumatize students.
educator trauma
Published: 02/08/2022 Last Updated: 08/30/2022
This resource originally appeared on NEA.org

At a Glance

In this facilitated course, educators will identify the causes and implications of secondary trauma (also known as compassion fatigue) on themselves and develop a healing-centered practice that supports them in their work with students.

Topics

  • Trauma-Informed Practices

Outcomes

  • Define trauma and explain its prevalence among students in school
  • Identify the causes and implications of secondary trauma (also known as compassion fatigue)
  • Create and apply healing-centered, personal self-care practices to address the effects of secondary traumatic stress
  • Develop a list of accessible resources for additional support to address compassion fatigue

Details

Session Length

Course runs October 3rd — November 7th

Session Format

Blended

Secondary trauma does not occur in isolation, nor does the solution. Teachers must practice self-care, mindfulness, or other healing practices, but at a deeper level, the systems in our schools need to be adjusted to ensure a culture of caring and support for all individuals.

In this facilitated course, educators will identify the causes and implications of secondary trauma (also known as compassion fatigue) on themselves and develop a healing-centered practice that supports them in their work with students.

  • Course runs October 3rd — November 7th
  • Registration Closes: September 23, 2022

In this course you will:

  • Define trauma and explain its prevalence among students in school
  • Identify the causes and implications of secondary trauma (also known as compassion fatigue)
  • Create and apply healing-centered, personal self-care practices to address the effects of secondary traumatic stress
  • Develop a list of accessible resources for additional support to address compassion fatigue

NEA (facilitated) national online blended learning courses run six-weeks with suggested deadlines to help you pace yourself and provide a certificate for *15-hours of professional development upon completion.

Trauma Blended Learning Schedule

Disclaimer: NEA Blended Learning course participants are encouraged to review the laws and procedures particular to their home state or country regarding the acceptance of NEA 15 contact hours for professional credit.

Note: NEA blended learning courses are offered at no cost to NEA members. Non-members may register for a $100 fee.

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