This interactive and engaging workshop will discuss two important mental health hazards in schools that need to be understood by educators and leaders: compassion fatigue and burnout. The information presented is the result of a two-year research study into the occupational well-being of educational workers that found significant and concerning evidence of distress. In response to this research study, HEARTcare for educators was developed - a comprehensive framework for well-being. This workshop will discuss the findings of this research study and will provide practical strategies for preventing compassion fatigue and burnout in educational workers.
This workshop has an interactive component, so having a smart phone handy is helpful, but not required.
This session is full.
Before taking on her current role of Director, Field Experience (Community-Based Pathway), at the Werklund School of Education, Dr. Astrid Kendrick was a K-12 classroom teacher for nineteen years specializing in Physical Education and English/Language Arts. Astrid’s research focus is on compassion fatigue, burnout, and emotional labour in Alberta educational workers. She was a recipient of the Online Teaching Excellence award in 2020 from the Werklund School of Education.