Beyond Burnout: Exploring the Cost of Caring Lunch and Learn

Virtual Lunch and Learn

The Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) is partnering with the Trauma and Grief Center at The Hackett Center for Mental Health to bring Beyond Burnout: Exploring the Cost of Caring Lunch and Learn virtual events.

During the past 18 months and even prior to the pandemic, educators, administrators, and school safety professionals have had the strenuous task of caring for students and staff, in addition to caring for their own families and themselves. Utilizing a light-hearted, engaging approach, this presentation explores the ways in which our work impacts us as helping professionals. Participants will be given tools to decrease risk for compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, and burn-out. Discussion will then focus on enhancing compassion satisfaction and resilience through individualized strategies. This presentation seeks to re-frame the way we think about "self-care” and will include a live Q&A with the Director of School and Community Engagement for The Trauma and Grief Center at The Hackett Center for Mental Health.

Please Note: This training is open to public ISDs, open-enrollment charter schools, junior colleges, school-based law enforcement, and state agencies that support Texas schools. Due to limited space, vendors and contractors are not permitted to register for this event.

TCOLE Credit, CPE Credit, or a Certificate of Participation will not be provided for this virtual event.

Special Accommodations:

Please submit all special accommodations request(s) via email to no later than two weeks prior to the vitrual event.

All virtual lunch and learn events will be provided through the Zoom online meeting platform.
To pre-install the Zoom meeting/webinar software click Download Zoom Desktop Client for Meetings, or click the following link to watch a video tutorial on how to join a Zoom meeting. Once you are registered and confirmed a direct Zoom link will be sent to you 1-2 days prior to the training date.

All times listed below are in the Central Time Zone.

Please Note: All lunch and learn events feature the same content. We recommend each individual attend one event.

To begin registration, select any date tile labeled "OPEN".

Current Virtual Events

February 2022 - May 2022

TCOLE Credit will not be provided for this virtual training.

For more information about the Beyond Burnout: Exploring the Cost of Care lunch and learn event, please contact Kimberly Duncan-Ashley at