For the last two weeks, Parenthetical has focused on why parental self-care is important and what it can look like in practice. This week we’re extending the self-care conversation to teachers and practitioners who work with youth on a daily basis.
Why Burn Out?
Individuals working directly with youth report a significant amount of investment and passion for their work. However, many factors related to the actual experience of delivering such services make teachers and practitioners particularly likely to experience high levels of stress, anxiety, depression, physical illness, and other mental health issues.
Burn out is often related to:
Increased case load (e.g., larger classes, more clients, etc.
Lack of mentoring and/or support within the organization of employment
Lack of skills specific to […]