our values

Every encounter area of the higher education community —

from pedagogy to campus safety, advising to financial aid, facilities to college policies and administration— can be informed by recognizing the prevalence of trauma, adversity, and toxic stress and how these impact academic resilience. Instead of a prescriptive list of teaching or institutional practices, trauma informed education describes a perspective or lens through which practices and services are evaluated in view of lived experience, basic neurobiology, and the resilience and strengths students bring to higher education.

our goals


Progressively grow and sustain a culture of trauma-informed knowledge and best practices across the institution.


Ongoing research and writing regarding trauma informed educational issues and practices in higher education with a particular focus on community colleges.


Serve as resource for Trauma Informed Higher Education with a special focus on community colleges. Develop a digital community site that provides resources and networking information by means of literature, research, events, lectures, publications, conferences, and continuing education regarding trauma-informed educational practices, neurobiological insights relevant to higher education, as well as resilience as skill of use in academia and the workplace.


Please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 781.239.2203 for more information including resources, speaking engagements, and exploring collaboration.