Coaching and Well-Being
I have over 10 years working in a pastoral nature. Secondary Trauma was something that was never a focus of the role in fact, I did not learn about secondary trauma until I started my own self development. Only to find out this is very common in supporting roles.
The impact of secondary trauma manifest in various ways but my call to education establishments is that we deal with this and understand that there is a duty of care for our pastoral teams.
Pastoral teams need safe spaces to off-load, monthly supervision and a robust plan to avoid burnout or fatigue.
Pastoral teams deal with the most vulnerable students and hear the most traumatic stories it is not good enough to have a helpline service with individuals that do not understand or not have experience the role.
Are you an establishment that supports your pastoral teams well-being?
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