Through existing communications NEA will promote and support educator self-care activities as critical to ensuring student success and educator retention in the profession by:

    1. Promoting mental health, employee assistance, and post-trauma supports for all educators;

    2. Promoting a "self-care" campaign to counter the narrative that its "selfish" for an educator to care for their own health and well-being; and

     3. Sharing research and resources to address compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress, and educator post-traumatic stress disorder.

Rationale/Background

Similar to airlines advising adult passengers to secure their own oxygen mask before helping others, educators need to take care of themselves in order to successfully serve and empower their students.

Contact

Noel Candelaria - TX

Cost Implications

This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2019-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $15,000.