Content tagged with: trauma

Understanding the Truth About Violence Against Teachers

violence against teachers

This blog originally ran last month on the American Psychological Association’s “Psych Learning Curve: Where Psychology and Education Connect.” APA invited NEA Healthy Futures to comment on the issue of violence against teachers and share their resources and commitment to preventing and addressing violence directed at teachers. We have all heard stories about teachers who… Read more »

Grief and Trauma

Grief, Loss and Trauma Grief is an emotion that all of us will experience at one time in our lives. Research shows that seven out of 10 teachers have a student affected by loss in their classroom. The challenges associated with grief can lead to missed school days, a loss of concentration and falling behind in school… Read more »

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

What is PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious disorder that affects some people who have witnessed or experienced a terrifying situation or event such as war, assault, or disasters. While it is completely natural to experience fear during a dangerous situation, those diagnosed with PTSD experience debilitating levels of stress, fear, and anxiety… Read more »

Mental Health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices, and it is integrally linked to our physical health. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood…. Read more »