(Secondary or Vicarious Trauma)

Faculty have to take care of themselves in order to support their students. Faculty should also be aware that they may experience compassion fatigue. The traumatic experience may not have happened to them, but hearing about their students’ experience can produce compassion fatigue. 

*Note: Faculty may also experience their own trauma, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to experiencing compassion fatigue. 

Key to resilience in this moment is radical self care.

More on self-care can be found at

https://www.stress.org/military/for-practitionersleaders/compassion-fatigue

https://www.socialworker.com/feature-articles/self-care/politics-of-self-care-toward-radical-decolonization/

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-secret-to-well-being-radical-self-care_b_9245956