Trauma-Informed Teaching Series

CETAL’s Trauma-Informed Teaching series is intended to support faculty with skills and resources for educating students who’ve experienced or are in the middle of experiencing traumatic life events brought on by factors such as physical health, financial struggles, food and housing insecurity, mental health challenges, and immigration status, among other significant pressures our students face. 

The series includes events such as a Resource Fair to drop in and learn more about the support ECC provides our students, interactive workshops on power in the classroom, de-escalation classroom tactics based on restorative justice, and providing students with both structure and choices to support their academic growth. Join any and all events.

Curated by the ECC Library, this Trauma Informed Pedagogy Research Guide includes several helpful resources for educators.

ECC Student Resource Fair (for Faculty) 

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 1:00- 2:00pm Thursday, January 19, 2023 4:00- 5:00pmLocation:  G100, Outside Spartan Auditorium No registration. Drop by when you can! 

Learn about the varied ECC resource centers and offices dedicated to supporting students' academic and emotional well-being and to helping students fulfill their basic needs. This resource fair is intended for faculty and TLSD admin and staff to drop by to gather information from and converse with key people who support our students, including 

Monday, January 30, 2023 3:00- 4:30pm in E201 OR Friday, February 3, 2023 10:00- 11:30am (Online via Zoom) Facilitators:  Liddy Hope (Human Services) and Joe Rosenfeld (Human Services) 

This workshop will help faculty to understand what manifestations of trauma look like in student behavior. It will give participants the tools to prevent triggering trauma responses in students and to help respond to manage behavioral manifestations in students when they occur.  

Trauma and the Classroom Workshop Slides

February 3, 2023 Workshop Recording

Thursday, March 9, 2023 3:00- 4:30pm in E201 OR Friday, March 10, 2023 10:00- 11:30am (Online via Zoom) Facilitators:  John Long (Student Success Center), Coresair Mack (Wellness Services), and Tyler Roeger (CETAL)

Class lessons and office hours conversations don’t always go as planned and can sometimes involve tense situations due to students exhibiting behavioral concerns and/or sharing particularly vulnerable information. In this workshop, faculty will learn strategies intended to defuse student behavioral concerns and will consider ways to respond when students open up. Taking an approach based on restorative justice, we’ll study real examples and hear from campus support offices.  

De-Escalating Crisis Situations and Restorative Justice Slides

March 10, 2023 Workshop Recording

Monday, April 3, 2023 3:00- 4:30pm in E201 OR Friday, April 7, 2023 10:00- 11:30am (Online via Zoom) Facilitator:  Kellen Bolt (English) and Heather Martin (CETAL) 

Both structure and student choice are inclusive practices. Building a course that has a clear structure yet is flexible enough to incorporate student choice can feel overwhelming. In this workshop, faculty will learn how to design a course that balances structure and flexibility. Presenters will include examples of assessments and activities that incorporate student choice while establishing clear parameters.