114: Building Resiliency Through a Trauma- Informed Classroom

Julia Bernard; Audrey Besch; Lisa Dunkley

11:30 AM
12:45 PM
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Interactive Workshop
Session Focus
  • Practice
Organized By
  • Advancing Family Science
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About the Session

Concurrent Sessions 2(NBCC CE Credit: #1 hr and Conference Attendance Credit: #1 hr)

Workshop Leaders: Julia Bernard, Audrey Besch, Lisa Dunkley


At East Tennessee State University, we are training faculty, staff, and students to be Trauma Informed. We want to ensure that every person is honored and respected for who they are, finding new empathetic ways to relate to one another. Research has shown that students' background experiences impact their ability to learn and that having a history of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can exacerbate the challenges associated with transitioning to college (Davidson and Northwest, 2017). This workshop will focus on training family science educators in SAMSHA Trauma Informed Care principles, and how to incorporate them into the classroom. This workshop will give examples on how small changes can make a big difference in changing the culture of a class, department, university, and community.

-- To demonstrate the principles of the SAMSHA Trauma Informed Care model.
-- To apply Trauma Informed Principles into the curriculum of a Family Science classroom.
-- To develop a plan for changing the interactions with students that build resiliency.

Subject Codes: education, resilience, adversity
Population Codes: educators, undergraduate students, graduate students
Method and Approach Codes: resilience, educational, advocacy

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