A.C.T. "Administrative Care Training" Academy - The A.C.T. Academies are engaging 3 to 6-hour workshops for administrators that focus on the consequences of adversity in the workplace. Administrators are introduced to the concept of secondary trauma, the process in which third-party exposure to trauma induces chemical responses in the brain. Administrators are equipped with brain-based strategies, supported by the latest theoretical research, to establish self-care skills, mindfulness techniques, and personal growth action plans. These practices empower administrators to care for themselves so that they can care for those they serve
- Examine how (dis)stress impacts feelings and drives behavior, shaping identity (Identity Control Theory) and impeding effective decision-making.
- Develop an understanding of Self-Determination Theory and the impact this concept has on thought and motivation.
- Identify cognitive distortions and begin the process of cognitive restructuring to improve communication and develop alternative perspectives of conflict.
- Create a problem-focused response system to establish thoughts and behaviors that empower administrators to solve problems while practicing self-care and relationship management.
- Create an emotion-focused response system to establish thoughts and behaviors that empower administrators in emotional self-care and relationship management.