Teaching from a Trauma-Informed Perspective Training

Over 60% of college students have experienced some form of trauma in their lifetime, significantly impacting their academic performance, mental health, and overall well-being. The compounding effects of the pandemic and ongoing identity-based violence (i.e., race, religion, sexuality) have heightened these challenges, creating new trauma-related obstacles within higher education.

During the past six years, faculty of the Mandel School’s Center on Trauma and Adversity have been building and implementing a trauma-informed approach within the classroom. They have grounded their trauma-informed pedagogy in research on the neuroscience of trauma and healing and have developed practical tools to create a supportive environment geared towards optimal learning for students.

In partnership with the University Health and Counseling Services in efforts to contribute to suicide prevention at CWRU, the Center on Trauma and Adversity has developed training to equip faculty with (1) knowledge about trauma and its impact on college student’s learning and functioning and (2) strategies to create a trauma-informed learning environment than enhances student well-being and learning.

A one-hour virtual training will be held Wednesday, May 29, from 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom.

Learn more and register to attend.