Supporting the Wounded Educator: A Trauma-Sensitive Approach to Self-Care, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Supporting the Wounded Educator

A Trauma-Sensitive Approach to Self-Care, 1st Edition

By Dardi Hendershott, Joe Hendershott

Eye on Education

144 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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Educators today are facing challenges and demands like never before. The tensions between an educator’s calling and the reality of the profession can create a growing sense of compassion fatigue, burnout, and job dissatisfaction. In light of this context, this book brings firsthand knowledge alongside research to encourage, equip, and empower teachers and other K-12 educators to find relief and hope. Taking a trauma-sensitive approach, this important resource will help you navigate the pressures of being an educator, whether you entered into your profession carrying wounds with you, have felt wounded from your work environment, or you are simply someone trying to support others. Packed with doable strategies and suggestions for personal and professional self-care, this book will help you discover a personal journey towards holistic health and job satisfaction!

Table of Contents



Meet the Authors

Chapter 1 – Secondary Trauma: The Struggle is Real

Chapter 2 – The Wounded Educator


Chapter 3 – Creating a Vision for Change

Chapter 4 – Personal Strategies for Self-Care

Chapter 5 – Community Connection: Professional Strategies for Self-Care

Concluding Thoughts


About the Authors

Dardi Hendershott is co-founder of Hope 4 The Wounded, an organization committed to encouraging, equipping, and empowering schools and communities to reach children who are beyond "at-risk." Hope 4 the Wounded offers practitioner-based training across the globe about social/emotional literacy, empathy, inclusive communities, self-care and combating compassion fatigue, and other topics relevant to today's educational climate that help teachers, leaders, and other educators understand and reach wounded children.

Dr. Joe Hendershott has an extensive background working with at-risk and wounded youth as a teacher and administrator in traditional, alternative, and correctional education settings. He has been a high school assistant principal, head principal, alternative school principal, and a principal in a residential treatment facility. In 2006, he co-founded Hope 4 The Wounded with his wife, Dardi.

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