Compassion Fatigue

Teachers/Administrators/Coaches/ Special Education Paraprofessionals/ School Staff/ Parents of Special Needs Children

Stress Reduction Techniques

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Environmental (Social) Impacts

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Teachers are caregivers. The extreme stress of testing and classroom demands has caused a rise in stress related disorders in educators. This is not just limited to those in the classroom either. Educators are presented daily with challenges not seen in previous decades in teaching.  The emotional challenges in the classroom have become very intense. With the increase in school violence, medical care of students, pressures to make certain bench marks, and the rise in school shootings, educators are feeling the effects of compassion fatigue.

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" Compassion Fatigue is a state experienced by those helping people or animals in distress; it is an extreme state of tension and preoccupation with the suffering of those being helped to the degree that it can create a secondary traumatic stress for the helper." - Dr. Charles Figley 

Our classrooms are filled with children suffering from poverty, abuse, hunger, neglect, death of family members, trauma, physical and mental disabilities,illnesses, divorce... the list is endless. Teachers not only educate but they become care providers over their students. This can lead to burnout when it becomes too much. 

Creative Tidal Wave can help ease the symptoms and stresses of Compassion Fatigue. Message us for more information.