Stephen Hydon

Clinical Professor, Field Education
Contact Information
University Park
Department of Study 
Children, Youth and Families
EdD, University of Southern California, 2016
MSW, University of Connecticut, 1995
BA, University of Connecticut, 1991

STEVE HYDON is a clinical professor in field education and serves as chair of the Pupil Personnel Services Credential program. His interests are in child welfare, secondary traumatic stress and social work practice in schools. 

Hydon developed a secondary traumatic stress survey for teachers and mental health practitioners in schools and is a consultant to the U.S. Department of Education as an educator resilience facilitator. He has trained nationwide on secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, educator resilience and the Psychological First Aid - Listen, Protect, Connect, Model, and Teach curriculum for school personnel.

He is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the Trauma and Services Adaptation Center for Resiliency, Hope and Wellness in Schools. He also serves as the liaison to the NCTSN’s Terrorism and Disaster Center and sits on the board of the American Council on School Social Work. Previously, he served as a board member of the School Social Work Association of America and was vice president of the California Association of School Social Workers for more than seven years.

Selected Publications

Hydon, S., Wong, M., Langley, A.K., Stein, B.D., & Kataoka, S.H. (2015). Preventing secondary traumatic stress in educators. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America24(2), 319-333.

Hydon, S.P. & Marsh, D. (2005). Interdisciplinary Dimensions of Social Work: In law, business, medical services, gerontology, public administration, and education.

Hydon, S.P. (1995). An Urban School of Social Work.: Hartford Courant.