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Tue, 21 Mar


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Trauma-Informed Education and Promoting Resilience in the Classroom

A Teaching Innovation and Learning Enhancement (TILE) Seminar on “Trauma-Informed Education and Promoting Resilience in the Classroom" with speaker Dr Chelsea Robertson

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Trauma-Informed Education and Promoting Resilience in the Classroom
Trauma-Informed Education and Promoting Resilience in the Classroom

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21 Mar 2023, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT

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About the event

The past few decades have seen a growing awareness of the effects trauma has on student outcomes, along with the recognition that educators have an important role in fostering their students’ positive development. Additionally, interest has grown in how educators may promote a classroom culture that fosters student growth and achievement. With this growing interest has come a focus on the effects of trauma on student outcomes and how educators can mitigate these effects. 

This talk will discuss research on the prevalence and effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on students’ academic, physical, cognitive, and social-emotional outcomes. While not all students have been exposed to trauma, all students can benefit from educators who are trauma-informed and resilience-focused. 

A strong emphasis will be placed on the 6 key principles of trauma-informed care proposed by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Special consideration will be given to how educators can use these principles to mitigate the effects of early adversity and promote resilience.

About the speakers:

Dr Chelsea Robertson received her Ph.D. in experimental psychology from East Tennessee State University in 2021 and is currently an assistant professor of psychology at West Liberty University located in northern West Virginia. Her primary research interests include early adversity and trauma- and resilience-informed teaching in the postsecondary classroom.

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