Trauma Informed Teaching: Intergenerational, Cultural and Institutional Trauma with Amber Rickert
Tuesday, May 4, 20212:00 am – 4:00 am EDT/GMT-4
8 AM Vienna l 2 AM New York
The OSUN Hubs for Connected Learning Initiatives are pleased to invite OSUN members to the "Trauma Informed Educators Workshop and Lecture Series," developed by Ariane Simard from Bard College Berlin.
Trauma Informed Education is an approach that recognizes the influence and impact of trauma on students and educators in the classroom and takes into account how factors including racism, sexism, poverty, community violence, migrant and refugee status, mental health issues, addiction, abuse and neglect can hinder academic achievement as well as personal growth and functioning.
If we recognize education, as bell hooks does, as “part of our real world experience, our real life,” (Democratic Education) then can we understand that trauma, in all its forms, is in the classroom and in the corporate university? As we begin to expand our teaching to include admittedly traumatized populations–be it war veterans, refugees or people who are incarcerated–we need a set of skills that can both address their trauma as well as the trauma we ourselves carry into the classroom.
Drawing on studies on education, brain development and the lasting effects of trauma, as well as some nonviolent communication techniques, this workshop series aims to provide educators with a new understanding on how trauma can affect a student’s ability to function as well as offer up some tools for creating a more trauma informed classroom where educators can begin to model the kind of techniques that will help create new pathways of learning.
This session is led by Amber Wickert. Whether our students are dealing with a refugee status, addiction issues, childhood trauma or intergenerational trauma, the effect on our classroom and ourselves is the same: it wears us out. Looking for ways to examine how cultural trauma presents itself, even in the most high-minded institutions, Amber Rickert’s workshop will draw on her experience as the director of Outpatient Services in South Los Angeles as well as the voice behind groundbreaking community conversations about race and privilege in the wake of Black Lives Matter. This workshop will examine boundaries as a mode of compassion and offer up healing techniques to avoid burnout. This workshop will be recorded.
Please register to receive the Zoom link to attend.