Role of Teachers

There are two aims for this section. The first aim is to help teachers understand the ways in which they can help children in the classroom following natural disasters or traumatic events. This section aims to demonstrate the sorts of teacher strategies and classroom environments that will be most conducive to promoting recovery and better social, emotional and mental health outcomes in children.

Then second aim is to highlight the effect such traumas might have on teachers, how teachers may also be susceptible to trauma reactions, and how these might impact their ability to manage students in the classroom. This section also discusses strategies for promoting teacher self-care to reduce the impacts of trauma on teachers and assist them to manage students effectively. It would be ideal for section 2 to be delivered by an education staff member (e.g. guidance officer) who has experience working with teachers and classroom strategies.







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