We have each experienced some form of trauma living through the COVID-19 pandemic and from other experiences - whether they be of tragedy and loss, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), or the historical trauma marginalized communities inherit. College students experience unique stressors that can compound this trauma. The resources in this guide have been gathered to help you support ACPHS students who are dealing with the effects of loss, grief and trauma in their personal and academic lives. Self-care resources for you are also included to help you heal and remain resilient.
SAMHSA defines trauma as "A result of an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and physical, social, emotional or spiritual well-being."
"A trauma sensitive school is one in which all students feel safe, welcomed, and supported and where addressing trauma’s impact on learning on a school-wide basis is at the center of its educational mission. An ongoing-inquiry-based process allows for the necessary teamwork, coordination, creativity, and sharing of responsibility for all students." Cole, Eisner, Greggory & Ristuccia (2013)