The challenges educators face responding to the social and emotional and educational needs of immigrant students and their peers have rarely been more pressing. As educators work to create welcoming and inclusive classrooms, many note the increased stress they feel inside and outside of the classroom. We asked Maryam Kia-Keating, an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of California Santa Barbara Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology. She is also a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for her advice on self-care strategies for educators serving immigrant-origin students. Dr, Kia-Keating focuses her work on coping and resilience in the context of experiences of trauma, stress, and adversity, particularly for ethnic minority and other vulnerable and/or understudied populations including refugees and immigrants.
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