Union offers members resources on dealing with trauma

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ducators may find themselves in the difficult position of trying to make sure students have a safe space to process their trauma, while also figuring out how to deal with their own. NYSUT offers several free health and wellness resources for members. Our national affiliates also offer helpful classroom resources.

NYSUT resources
The Peer Support Line is a free service available through NYSUT Member Benefits for all NYSUT members and their families. The confidential helpline is staffed by trained in-service and retired individuals who can provide answers, resources and empathetic support when you need it. For more information or to speak with someone at the Peer Support Line, call toll-free 844-444-0152; to send a private secure message, visit nysut.org/peersupport.

NYSUT members can receive one month free with a licensed BetterHelp therapist through our endorsed Member Benefits Discounts & Deals program. BetterHelp is a mental health platform designed to make professional therapy accessible, affordable, and convenient. These online counseling and therapy services are provided through web-based interaction along with phone and text communication.

For these and other health and wellness resources, visit memberbenefits.nysut.org/about/health-and-wellness-resources.

Other resources
Our national affiliates and the New York State Education Department have all compiled resources to help students and educators deal with trauma.

National Education Association offers resources on trauma-informed schools, https://nysut.cc/trauma1, and grief and loss resources for educators and students, available at https://nysut.cc/grief1.

The American Federation of Teachers offers support on mental health and trauma. Visit https://nysut.cc/trauma2.

The New York State Education Department offers several resources for social-emotional well being, including information from the National Association of School Psychologists and the American Psychological Association. For more infomation, visit https://nysut.cc/social1.