It’s not just first responders who are feeling compassion fatigue, it’s happening to teachers and school counselors who are struggling with distance learning. Absorbing the fear and trauma of those they serve is a reality for front line workers – and now for educators, too. Distance learning has caused some teachers and counselors to experience their students’ difficulties more deeply than before.
Because Learn4Life teachers are responsible for 32-35 students, compared to 150-180 at traditional schools, they have a closer relationship with each student. And these students face more challenges than the average high school teen including, poverty, pregnancy or parenting, homelessness, foster care, violence and more.