Based on the presenter’s book “Reaching The Wounded Student”, this session will look at ways to encourage the wounded student to find academic and life success. By looking at the effects of trauma, this practitioner will describe methods for boosting esteem, creating empathic connections, and cultivating community. Other topics discussed will be devising alternative discipline to help students remain in the classroom, increase achievement, and ultimately graduate from high school.
Given the current demands in the education profession, inclusive of the extenuating circumstances that affect many students, educators are experiencing incidences of compassion fatigue. This session will define compassion fatigue and the negative impact it can have on educators’ overall well-being. This presenter will examine ways to assist educators with the emotional demands that are required in today’s schools through various methods of self-care and coping strategies.
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