Supportng the Wounded Educator
SUPPORTING THE WOUNDED EDUCATOR
Instructor: Dr. Joseph A. Hendershott
Educators today are facing challenges and demands like never before. The tensions between an educator's calling and the reality of the profession can create a growing sense of compassion fatigue, burnout, and job dissatisfaction. In light of this context, this course utilizes the instructor's book "Supporting the Wounded Educator: A Trauma-Sensitive Approach to Self-Care" to encourage, equip, and empower teachers and other K-12+ educators to find relief and hope. Taking a trauma-sensitive approach, this course will utilize the discussion points in the book to help you reflect on and navigate the pressures of being an educator, whether you entered into your profession carrying wounds with you, have felt wounded from your work environment, or you are simply someone trying to support others. After delving into the doable strategies and suggestions for personal and professional self-care, the course will conclude with a final project designed to move participants forward with hope and vision for doing one of the hardest jobs there is! This course utilizes the book "Supporting the Wounded Educator: A Trauma-Sensitive Approach to Self-Care" available as a paperback (www.hope4thewounded.org/store) or as an ebook for under $10 on Amazon.
Participants will understand the impact of secondary trauma and how it can lead to compassion fatigue, identify how one's own personal trauma can hinder professional relationships and performance, create a vision for change, and examine personal self-care strategies as well as how some professional self-care strategies can cultivate a healthy community
- Location of Meeting:Online