Written by TLC Learning Designer, Dulmini Wathugala
Towards a Trauma-Informed Practice.
That “Return to campus” date is looming in for students, and everyone is excited to be back! Or are they? Let’s not forget the fact that the past year etched varied experiences on our university community. A pandemic that may have robbed dearest things from our lives or resurfaced historical trauma linked to residential schools and every other lived experience could evoke anxiety with the thought of going back to school. So, when our students walk into our classrooms this Fall, let us not expect them to leave those emotions at the doorstep. Instilling Alex Venet’s four core priorities for a trauma-informed practice; predictability, flexibility, connections and empowerment within our classrooms could restore the sense of control and caring within individuals grappling with trauma. And as you create safe, uplifting spaces for teaching and learning also be mindful of secondary trauma and be sure to take care of your own wellbeing as well.
If you’re interested in learning more about trauma-informed teaching, consider attending these events through BCCampus!
FLO Course: Trauma-Informed Teaching
September 19, 2021 – October 1, 2021
Asynchronous with two planned 90-minute synchronous sessions on September 20 and October 1 from 12.00 –1:30 p.m. (PST)
Click here to register