How can I be more trauma-informed in my classroom?
Being trauma-informed means that you are approaching your classroom with an understanding that many in your class have experienced trauma in their lives. Here are some ways you can prepare yourself and your students ahead of time:
What do I do if a student directly discloses to me that they experienced a traumatic event?
As part of its efforts to support faculty development and success, the Office of Faculty Development and Recognition, in partnership with the Office of Inclusion and Diversity hosts an institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). NCFDD’s resources—which supplement the resources and services already provided by the Schools and other units—is a professional development resource for working more effectively to meet the multitude of responsibilities expected of a faculty member, while thriving and building professional success.
To register for your free Institutional Membership, complete the following steps:
Choose your institution from the drop-down menu.
Select “Activate my Membership”
Complete the registration form using your institutional email address (i.e. @usc.edu)
Go to your institution email to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click “Activate Account” in the email.
If you have any questions about the membership, please contact: Krystle Hyder, Faculty Development Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD at Membership@FacultyDiversity.org.