Foundations of Trauma Responsive Care in Higher Education Training

February 1

8:00am - 5:00pm

Craig Hall, Room 120, Community Room

We in higher education are familiar with struggle. We work with students, staff and faculty who struggle to persist in their studies and their work and whose previous experiences may leave them vulnerable to unexpected strife. An individual’s experience of trauma impacts every area of human functioning — physical, mental, behavioral, social, and spiritual. What makes them vulnerable? What are the triggers? How to know? What to do?

We are very excited to bring this training to DU. In this one-day training, participants will learn the key assumptions and principles of trauma-informed approaches in higher education and consider how to conduct business under the framework of a trauma-responsive approach. What is trauma? What is the experience of trauma? What does trauma look like in college-aged students and adult learners? How does trauma affect learning, behavior and relationships? What are the core values of trauma-informed practice? What are helpful trauma-responsive strategies for higher education settings? And how to cope with secondary exposure to trauma?

Faculty, staff and graduate students from across the University of Denver are most welcome.

Coffee will be provided at 8:00 AM. Training will go from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM, with lunch provided.