Article by Jessica Lander

The article “Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects,” explains how American school children, whom have experienced trauma, are having an effect on educators. The condition, secondary traumatic stress (STS), creates symptoms similar to those of post-traumatic stress disorder. Stephen P. Hydon, a clinical professor at the University of Southern California, states secondary traumatic stress is not well understood for educators. One recent study found that over 200 school staff reported very high levels of STS.


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Jessica, Lander. “Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects” KQED, 2018,

Since 2012, Angela has been assessing clients and successfully guiding trauma treatment in her private practice using the NeuroSequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) developed by Dr. Bruce Perry of the Child Trauma Academy. In addition, Angela has been invited to consult on multiple regional cases involving highly challenging special needs children.

Angela Earley, MSSA, LISW-S