Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EDD)
College of Education
This narrative design investigates the phenomenon of vicarious trauma in a teacher’s system. Vicarious trauma is a silent phenomenon that can occur through the secondary witnessing of the traumatic experiences of others. This narrative design will describe how and what teachers experience through chronic and cumulative exposure to the adverse childhood experiences of their students. This research will narrate the lived experience of a teacher with vicarious trauma and the impact of vicarious trauma on a teacher’s belief system.
Spencer, Suzanne, "What About Us? Vicarious Trauma in our “Systems”" (2019). Graduate-Level Student Theses, Dissertations, and Portfolios. 353.