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Trauma Informed Pedagogy in Higher Education
A Faculty Guide for Teaching and Learning

Edited By

Ernest Stromberg

  • Available for pre-order on April 18, 2023. Item will ship after May 9, 2023
ISBN 9781032197708
May 9, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
232 Pages

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Book Description

This volume explores the current state of student mental health and trauma while offering theories and practice of trauma informed teaching and learning.

The interdisciplinary authors gathered in this collection discuss the roles, practices, and structures in higher education that can support the wellness and academic success of students who suffer from the effects of traumatic experiences. Chapters cover topics on teaching traumatic materials ethically and effectively, reading and writing to support recovery and healing from trauma, inclusive pedagogies responsive to systemically inflicted trauma, and developing institutional structures to support trauma informed pedagogies.

This timely and important book is designed for faculty in institutions of higher education seeking to meaningfully cultivate trauma informed classes and learning experiences for their students.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction [Ernest Stromberg]  Section I: Transforming the Institution and the Classroom  2. Considerations for Developing a First Year Seminar on Psychological Trauma [Christine Valdez]  3. Trauma Informed Pedagogy at the Grassroots: Building and Sustaining a Trauma Informed Movement at a Large Public Institution [Sarah Le Pichon and Steve Lundy]  4. Racial Trauma: Dismantling Anti-Black Racism in Classrooms and Academia [Vanessa Lopez-Littleton and Dennis Kombe]  5. When Embodied Histories Meet Institutional Stories: Trauma as Pedagogical Possibility [Whitney J. Archer, Carina M. Buzo Tipton, Cassandra L. Hall, and Emma L. Larkins]  6. Affective Solidarity and Trauma Informed Possibilities: A Comparative Analysis of the Classroom and the Clinic [Kriti Pritha and Pritha Prasad]  7. Trauma Informed Mindfulness Meditation in the College Classroom [Ernest Stromberg] 8. Examining Authority through Trauma: Reflections from Student to Teacher [Angela Moore]  Section II: Reading and Writing to Recover and Heal  9. Trauma Together: Rethinking Collaborative Learning [Brynn Fitzsimmons]  10. Insights in Trauma Informed Pedagogy from the field of Bibliotherapy: Literary Trauma Studies and Creative Writing [Katarina B├ąth]  11. Trigger Warnings with Conscience: Presenting Texts about Sexual Assault with Respect [Rose Gubele]  12. LGBTQ+ Trauma Informed Pedagogy in a Transnational Context [Jason Lee, Beverley Hancock-Smith, Zara Hooley, and Eleanor McSherry]

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Ernest Stromberg is Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at California State University, Monterey Bay, USA.