Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and a Way forward for Teacher Well-Being

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.

Target Audience


To Bring/Important Notes

This workshop has an interactive component, so having a smart phone handy is helpful, but not required.


10:50 AM - 12:20 PM

This session is full.


  • University of Calgary - Werklund School of Education
    Astrid Kendrick

    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.