Ever have something minor happen, but it generates a flood of emotions, nerves, and bad feelings? Do you sometimes have a sense of overwhelming dread, but can’t quite pinpoint why? Join us at Fall Institute for this important session…
**Protecting Yourself from Sources of Anxiety Triggers & Secondary Traumatic Stress**
*Bethanie Brogli-Opell, Ed.D., Certified School Psychologist, Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky)*
This presentation will focus on the daily sources of potential anxiety triggers and/or secondary trauma that school professionals encounter. We will examine traditional sources of potential anxiety/secondary traumatic stress and new sources such as the COVID pandemic and social justice. Participants will be introduced to strategies that can be put in place to prevent secondary trauma and anxiety in a field that commonly encounters the traumas of their clients. Participants will also learn of interventions and strategies that can be implemented after exposure to student/staff trauma.