Using Trauma-Informed Principles to Infuse Self-Care into Schools


The trauma-informed movement has illuminated the challenge and promise of having educators address the needs of youth-impacted trauma. While these trauma-informed practices can support the healing of students, they can create a significant drain for adults working with youth—in addition to the other life and professional stressors that demand their energy. This presentation will provide evidence-informed strategies for identifying secondary traumatic stress (STS), building compassion satisfaction, and understanding how to prevent burnout while finding fulfillment in work.

Who Is This For?

School professionals who want to learn strategies for managing burnout and secondary traumatic stress while remaining fulfilled and recharged in their job role,

Key Outcomes

✔ Learn strategies for improving your professional quality of life with more compassion and satisfaction (the pleasure derived from your job).

✔ Identify trauma-informed processes that help staff feel supported and psychologically safe.

✔ Define secondary traumatic stress and burnout.