Supporting Teachers Vulnerable to Stress: Assessment and Intervention

This session is from the NASP 2022 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 11: Consultation and Collaboration With Educators and Parents

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. utilize evidence-based assessments for teacher wellness
  2. apply stress-based interventions in their setting
  3. understand common stressors in teacher subgroups vulnerable to stress development


Teaching is a highly stressful profession, and subgroups of teachers, such as early career teachers or teachers in underresourced settings, may be uniquely vulnerable to stress. This paper will examine responses from teachers on the Teacher Stress Inventory (TSI) to examine whether teachers in vulnerable groups vary in their reporting of stress and whether the TSI is psychometrically sound to assess these subgroups. Presenters will then share a case study on a successful stress intervention program.



Shannon V. Ryan, Children's Hospital of Philadelpia
Margarita Acosta, The Teaching Well
Samantha J. Rushworth, Temple University
Stephanie Joseph, Temple University


Johnson H. Ho, Laura L. Pendergast, Mariah Davis


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