Helping Today’s Teachers be More Trauma-Effective: Results from a Needs Assessment and a Proposed Collaborative School Counseling Intern Resource
Keywords:trauma groups, school counseling interns, university/community partnerships, counselor-led teacher groups, interns
This article describes the process of developing a proposed trauma-related group intervention for teachers. A needs assessment was then piloted in collaboration with the state education association and local school district. Based on the needs assessment and current literature, a protocol was created for the psychoeducational groups, and the intervention was developed. This article notes the growing challenges facing teachers in dealing with trauma-related issues, even more poignant in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic.