Adult Wellness

Why is Adult Wellness Important?

Focusing on adult wellness can promote improved physical, social, and emotional well-being for school staff while having a positive impact on student success and school climate. Improved wellness can increase morale, enhance perceptions of being able to handle job stress and reduce absenteeism.

Professional Development

The Cost of Caring- Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
Description: 46% of teachers report high daily stress during the school year. That’s tied with nurses for the highest rate among all occupational groups. This training will focus on helping educators understand the importance of taking care of their own wellbeing- physically, mentally, and emotionally, in order to be the best educators they can be. We will briefly discuss the different sources of teacher stress, including how supporting students who are impacted by trauma can in turn impact the helpers, or in this case, educators. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of compassion fatigue and burnout, be able to distinguish one from the other, identify early warning signs, and focus on developing an actionable plan to guard against Compassion Fatigue (CF) and Burnout (BO).

Unplugging in a Virtual World: Ways to Create Meaning During a CoVid-19 Virtual World
Description:The purpose of this session is to acknowledge the burn out and impact that can be caused by constant use of technology and feeling “connected” at all times. The increased use of screen time and technology can leave one feeling fatigued and struggling to concentrate. Without traditional, in-person interactions, relationship building can feel daunting. In this session, we will discuss strategies to unplug and activities to decrease stressors caused by a transition from in-person to full virtual work/learning. Learning to set boundaries and create organizational structures is paramount while living in a digital world. Individuals will leave this session with further education around the impact of screen time on one’s mental health and strategies to mitigate that fatigue

Staff Support

SDP Health & Wellness Benefits

Wellness

Guidance Resources