RESOURCES FOR PRINCIPALS
PRINCIPALS PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN HELPING
STUDENTS AND TEACHERS COPE WITH A MAJOR DISASTER
"I REALIZE THAT MY TEACHERS & STUDENTS ARE VERY STRESSED BECAUSE OF THE DISASTER. WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP THEM?"
STEP 1: MANAGE YOUR STRESS
By being calm yourself you will model calmness for the entire school community
VIDEOS & ARTICLES FOR PRINCIPALS
STEP 2: HELP YOUR TEACHERS AND STAFF TO LOWER THEIR STRESS
If teachers and staff are calm, this benefits students.
5 WAYS TO SUPPORT TEACHER WELLNESS,
FROM FORMER PRINCIPAL, CASSANDRA WASHINGTON
STEP 3: Implement a school-wide stress reduction approach
This could take many forms:
a single stress-reduction approach, such as Deep Breathing or Meditation, or a comprehensive approach such as developing a Trauma Sensitive School.
VIDEOS & ARTICLES FOR MORE HELPFUL INFORMATION ON SCHOOL WIDE APPROACHES TO STRESS-REDUCTION
Additional Trauma-Informed Resources
For information on one principal's approach to trauma, watch the video below:
Trauma-Sensitive Schools: An Evidence-Based Approach
Trauma-Sensitive School Checklist