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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
Below is a wise essay about the least recognized aspect of shootings and our very public forms of violence — the vicarious trauma of witnesses. Everything Mooney says is backed by science. However, in America, we push both victims and coworkers to bounce back from psychological trauma as if they had simply sprained their ankles.
We shouldn’t have to wait until everyone personally experiences trauma before we call for compassionate understanding. Teachers are also bullied at a high rate by administrators. Other teachers witness it, hoping it will go away with time passing. The bad news is that non-physical violence triggers depression (and even PTSD in some) among witnesses. Mooney has told you why in the wake of a shooting care must be focused on witnesses as well as direct victims.
After School Shootings, Traumatized Teachers Need Help
by Edward Mooney, Jr., CNN.com, Oct. 23, 2013
Tags: educators, Edward Mooney, Gary Namie, PTSD, school shootings, school violence, traumatized teachers, workplace bullying
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