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Supporting Students' Mental Health Through Trauma-Aware Teaching

28 Oct
Thursday, 10/28/2021 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Virtual on Zoom
Diversity & Inclusion
Speaker:  Kirsten Helmer and Emma Anderson

Our students are reporting high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression as they navigate an unstable world marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, political tensions, and adjustments as they returned to our campus. For some of them, these stresses may add to previous traumas and at the same time all students may experience a detrimental impact on their capacity to learn because of heightened stress. As teachers, we need to be aware of how traumatic events and stress impact teaching and learning. Trauma-aware pedagogy provides a framework that can help instructors support students during these stressful times.

This interactive webinar will help participants understand trauma and toxic stress and its impact on learning, discuss potential signals of mental health difficulties, and think about how to apply key principles of trauma-aware teaching to create caring learning environments that support students' mental health and well-being.

The webinar will be co-facilitated by Emma Anderson (Director of Inclusive Education and Teaching Support, CICS) and Kirsten Helmer (Director of Programming for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, CTL). It is co-sponsored by the College of Engineering and the College of Information and Computer Sciences.

Pre-registration is required, click here to receive Zoom link