School Employee Wellness

Child Trends recognizes the importance of employee wellness in creating a positive and supportive learning environment for students and a safe and supportive working environment for staff. Our school employee wellness work expands the field’s understanding beyond the physical and mental wellness of instructional staff, to emphasize the importance of ameliorating workplace stressors while also supporting wellness-enhancing habits among all types and levels of staff. By targeting both personal and organizational influences on employee wellness, we seek to ensure that wellness efforts benefit those who need them most while also helping school leaders identify and address structural barriers that contribute to inequities in employee wellness.