Thursday 21 October, 4pm (AEDT)

Jennifer Parrett, Principal of James Fallon High School and 2021 Teaching Fellow will share her school’s journey in implementing a trauma-informed approach to meeting the needs of her rural school community – a community characterised by a high proportion of First Nations, migrant and, more recently, refugee students.

In particular, Jennifer will focus on vicarious trauma experienced by staff – its impact on wellbeing and staff culture and implications for strategic planning.

In this webinar participants will have the opportunity to learn about:

  • the impact of trauma, illness and disability on student wellbeing, engagement and learning and on the broader school community
  • the impact of vicarious trauma on staff
  • ways to navigate trauma and vicarious trauma for staff
  • one school’s reflections on the impact of Covid
  • lessons learned and next steps at James Fallon High School
  • the journey of a leader in a changing context.