Building Wellness for Educators
What does educator wellness look like and how do we know if we have it? This keynote will present recent and converging evidence demonstrating the connections between educator wellness and stress, quality of life, workplace health and safety and student outcomes. We will explore the unique demands placed on educators that influence their own wellness and that of their peers and students, the challenges to health and the opportunities that exist for positive change.
ABOUT Dr. SUSAN RODGER
Dr. Susan Rodger is a Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Graduate Program in Counselling Psychology at the Faculty of Education at Western University and a Research Associate at the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children and the Centre for School-Based Mental Health. She works within the education and child welfare systems to enhance awareness and capacity with respect to both adult and child mental health. Her research interests include barriers to mental health treatment, mental health literacy for teachers, teacher candidates and foster care providers, and the influence of exposure to violence on learning. She is currently working on two national projects developing resources for teacher wellness and supporting child and youth mental health in schools.