By Jeremy Rubenstein. With Materials From the Department of Education, Office of Safe And Healthy Students
An educator’s role is not limited to teaching concepts in a classroom. When emergencies occur at school, or even in the community, educators are often the ones interacting with affected students the most during the recovery process.
In this caring role, educators may experience secondary traumatic stress. To support educators in this role, Box Out Bullying, in conjunction with the Office of Safe and Healthy Students, have developed a new specialized training package to offer a better understanding of resilience strategies and compassion fatigue and to consider the impact of these things on self-care and the learning environment.
Through this 60-minute training module, Founder and Creative Director, Jeremy Rubenstein, demonstrated that educators can learn key concepts aimed at helping them practice self-care so they can more effectively work with the students they serve. The training package comes with the following supporting documents:
- Overview of Six Step Planning Process; ← Includes opportunities to practice with the school community as well as to identify gaps and weaknesses in the plan.
- Responding to Bereavement and Loss
- Developing a Self-Care Plan and Educator Resilience ← This training provides educators with a better understanding of resilience strategies and compassion fatigue, and to consider how these things impact you as an educator working with students.
- Addressing the Issues and Concerns of Students and Staff with Special Needs, Disabilities, Other Access, or Functional Needs.
The recommended audience for this self-paced training includes educators or other staff who play a role in providing support to students and who may experience stress, burnout, or compassion fatigue because of these interactions; those who work with anyone who may provide this support; or those who are responsible for planning the recovery and mental health aspects of a school’s or district’s EOP.
Jeremy Rubenstein is the Founder of Box Out Bullying. He is an educator, producer, and social entrepreneur. Jeremy had degrees from The Pennsylvania State University and Columbia University. He lives in Queens, NY with his fiancee and puppy. To contact the blogger, Jeremy Rubenstein, about this post, or for more information on Box Out Bullying, contact firstname.lastname@example.org