Naming the Urgency, Envisioning Change, Sharing Tools

April 26, 2023

Registration page coming soon!

This one-day virtual live session conference explores how every encounter area—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 outcomes.  Trauma-informed education describes a perspective or lens through which practices and services are evaluated in view of lived experience, basic neurobiology, as well as research and findings on the power of resilience behaviors and interventions to build progressive, positive outcomes. 

Morning Keynote: Leading trauma researcher/clinician/scholar Dr. Bessel van der Kolk (The Body Keeps the Score) will deliver the morning address grounding the conference in the neurobiology of trauma. 

Presenters: This conference brings together pioneers in trauma-informed higher education on significant areas/issues including:

  • The history of trauma-informed higher education
  • Neurobiology of trauma and how that matters in the context of higher ed
  • Trauma-informed pedagogy
  • Trauma-informed virtual learning
  • Trauma-informed campus safety and policing
  • Trauma-informed student services
  • Trauma-informed facilities
  • Trauma-informed as equity-centered

Who: Designed for all stakeholders in higher education including faculty, student services, administrators, and executive leadership, this conference offers the opportunity to understand trauma-informed educational practices in more depth and detail from higher education professionals. 

When: 26 April 2023

Generously supported by MassBay Community College and made possible with grant funding from the United States Department of Education Title III