Trauma can be described as an event, or events, which result in psychological effects and shock. Secondary trauma can be experienced where, for example a student or colleague has experienced a traumatic event, and you feel the impact of their distress. It can be summed up as the cumulative effect on the educator, of dealing with traumatic events which have happened to others, for example loss of loved ones during the pandemic.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder which you may develop after being involved in, or witnessing, traumatic events.
The first webinar below features a presentation from Professor Neil Greenberg, who is an academic, occupational and forensic psychiatrist. In his presentation he talks about trauma, PTSD and moral injury.
The second video is from Ben Amponsa who is a Psychotherapists, who discusses what trauma is, how it manifests and how to recognise symptoms.
We have also provided links to additional resources that cover these topics in more detail.