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Preventing Educator Burn Out from Compassionate Care

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Facilitator(s): Mardi Bernard
Date:March 09, 2017
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 17-IE-101

Target Audience

School Mental Health Facilitators, Administrators, School Counselors and anyone committed to ensuring success for students

About this learning opportunity

The process of working with students and their families can result in a cycle of negative health outcomes for educators and caregivers. School staff may face increasing demands in the workplace and are often juggling family life, personal needs and caring for their own children or even elderly parents.

This session reviews the processes, signs and symptoms of Burn Out, Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma and discusses (with lots of fun practice!) specific strategies to support school staff mental health.

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Mardi Hardt (Bernard) is a school mental health nurse with a background in child and adolescent psychiatry.  She works within schools as a “Worry Nurse” for all students, their parents and educators.  She is involved in the creation of trauma sensitive school settings with a specific emphasis on the development of lagging skills in social and emotional learning.  Her community based mental health work involves health promotion and illness prevention in school settings.

Mardi is the author of the Edmonton Public Schools’ resource Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities: Teacher Resource.  As well, she authored a chapter entitled Children of Neglect in the 2012 textbook Supporting and Educating Traumatized Children:  A Guide for School-Based Professionals as well as a teacher resource for supporting students with lagging skills in Emotional Regulation.

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