Overcoming Burnout and Compassion Fatigue in Schools: A Guide for Counselors, Administrators, and Educators

1st Edition

Alison Dubois, Molly A. Mistretta

October 7, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 144 Pages
ISBN 9781138492653 - CAT# K350161

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This book examines the cumulative effects of working with high trauma populations as they pertain to education settings. The text incorporates current research, anecdotal stories, and workbook pages to properly inform practitioners on how to identify and employ protective practices when it comes to burnout and compassion fatigue.

Education professionals who are already overburdened with an overwhelming number of job-related tasks can find themselves depleted due to their care and concern for their most vulnerable students. As a result, educators experience the physical and emotional symptoms of burnout and compassion fatigue. Appropriate for both young and experienced educators, this important text provides a clear and concise approach to the topic of burnout and compassion fatigue that engages the reader in a journey of self-reflection, highlighting potential signs and symptoms of burnout, as well as examining how the school environment and individual characteristics might collide to put educators at risk.

Most importantly, this book provides guidance and resources to assist educators in implementing both individual and organizational practices that promote long-term resilience and self-care. To be at their most effective, educators must be able to care for themselves while also caring for their students.


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