Trauma-Informed Teaching

April 20, 2021 | 1:00pm to 2:30pm

In the context of a pandemic, heightened attention to racial injustice, and pervasive political conflict, students and teachers alike must grapple with trauma in their everyday lives. This workshop equips participants with a trauma-informed approach to teaching, anchored in compassion, preparedness, and accessibility. Participants will discuss the importance of trauma-informed teaching, explore trauma-informed strategies, and practice tactics to build optimism and engagement in our learning spaces.

After this workshop participants will be able to: 

  • Explain the importance of trauma-informed teaching
  • Name signifiers of trauma among students
  • Articulate multiple trauma-informed teaching strategies

You may register here.

If you have registered for this event, or are on the waitlist and require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate, please contact .  Requests should be made at least two weeks prior to the event, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

All members of the University community are welcome in Drake Institute activities, programs, services, and employment —regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law.


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