Trauma is pervasive. Recent research is indicating that as many as 67% of individuals will experience trauma before entering into adulthood. Due to the toxic stress, it becomes extremely difficult for students to engage their brains in academic settings. During this series, participants will actually learn how to rewire the brain and helps students implement coping skills to be used both inside and outside the classroom! Many of the strategies discussed will actually benefit the mental wellness of ALL students!
Session Three: Self-Care
Vicarious trauma is a reality working in schools and helping professions. Increasing self-awareness to gauge levels of burnout and compassion fatigue allows teachers to have the ability to integrate supports that allow them to continue to meet the needs of their students. This session will help guide participants through understanding why self-care is important and provide ideas to help prevent compassion fatigue as well as determining when to refer students to additional supports!
Sessions 1 and 2 are also available.
Elizabeth Avery has a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. Elizabeth is passionate about utilizing a strengths-based approach through a trauma-informed lens when working therapeutically with youth. Over the years, she has worked with the children and adolescents with a wide variety of mental health diagnoses in traditional therapeutic settings, schools, and within the juvenile justice system. Currently, Elizabeth is devoted to developing mental health programs within school systems in order to increase access to care and decrease stigma.