The STAT curriculum is designed to help you understand Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) and provide ways to mitigate its effects through the use of self-care techniques and a variety of helpful resources. By taking this course, you will gain a basic understanding of STS and learn to differentiate between trauma and stress. You will learn the common signs and risk factors associated with STS, as well as assess your personal level of STS and how it may be affecting various domains of your life.
The curriculum features teacher testimonials and student/teacher vignettes that discuss and depict examples of STS. Some of this material may bring up difficult feelings or memories for you. This is completely understandable. As you move through the program, we encourage you to monitor your emotions and thoughts. If you need to take a break and return to the material at a later time, do so. If you feel you need to consult with someone, click the I Need Help! button located on the navigation bar at the top of the course dashboard. We also encourage you to jump ahead to Module 5, which highlights strategies you can use if you are experiencing distress.
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STAT (Support for Teachers Affected by Trauma) is a five-module, self-paced course geared toward pre-K thru grade 12 teachers and school administrators. Although the course is primarily designed to be used by individuals, it can also be implemented at the whole school and/or district level.
You must watch the introductory How to Use This Course module and Module 1: Traumatic Stress and Teachers in order to "unlock" the remaining modules, which can be viewed at your discretion and in any order. Once you complete all of the course modules, you will have the option to download a completion certificate.
We ask that you take a brief registration survey before accessing the course.
The STAT course is an educational resource. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition and is not designed to be used as a substitute for professional mental health care. The information provided is accurate and up-to-date to the best knowledge of the content creators.