Module 1 Part 2: Secondary Traumatic Stress and Educator Well Being with Steve Hydon

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About The Webinar

This webinar will address the impact of traumatic stress on educators. The webinar is designed to teach educators and other school staff about signs and symptoms of burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatic stress (STS). It will review risk factors for STS and provide educators with strategies to prevent or mitigate STS. Finally, the webinar will address system wide approaches to address STS including ways that teachers can help other teachers reach out when they recognize that a colleague may be exhibiting signs of STS.


About The Series

The Northwest MHTTC and the Pacific Southwest MHTTC are continuing our partnership to provide and extend deeper technical assistance on the Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF).

Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) is a structure and process that maximizes effectiveness and efficiency by blending the strengths of school and community mental health with strengths of the multi-tiered framework of PBIS (Barrett, Eber, Weist, 2013)

This past year, we offered three webinars on the Interconnected Systems Framework (see below for recordings) and followed the learning series up with monthly discussion hours led by Susan Barrett and field leaders from our region.

This year, we are offering programming to deepen your ISF work and contextualize ISF to this moment of COVID-19 and beyond. 

Led by Susan Barrett, MA, and University of Southern California trauma informed specialists Steve Hydon, Pamela Vona, and Vivien Villaverde, we invite you to explore the ISF framework by examining systems change (structures and leadership) and the practices (services and supports) needed to ensure student support equity.

Our fall offering is made up of four modules and ends with a town hall for you to be able to ask faculty your questions and resource one another. Each module includes teaching from Susan Barrett and field leaders on ISF systems, and USC faculty on ISF practices.

About The Speakers:

 steve hydonSteve Hydon, MSW, EdD, is a clinical professor in field education and serves as chair of the Pupil Personnel Services Credential program. His interests are in child welfare, secondary traumatic stress and social work practice in schools. Hydon developed a secondary traumatic stress survey for teachers and mental health practitioners in schools and is a consultant to the U.S. Department of Education as an educator resilience facilitator. He has trained nationwide on secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, educator resilience and the Psychological First Aid - Listen, Protect, Connect, Model, and Teach curriculum for school personnel. He is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the Trauma and Services Adaptation Center for Resiliency, Hope and Wellness in Schools. He also serves as the liaison to the NCTSN’s Terrorism and Disaster Center and sits on the board of the American Council on School Social Work. Previously, he served as a board member of the School Social Work.

Learn more about the full series schedule and access all recordings & presentation materials here. 

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