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trauma, trauma-informed practice, trauma-informed care, trauma-informed education, post-secondary education, adult learners, traumatic learning, safer learning, trauma in education, trauma-informed education and equity, diversity, and Inclusion, trauma-informed educators


Cultivating Trauma-Informed Spaces in Education Promising Practices Manual is an outcome of a Sheridan Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activities Growth Grant. The project goal was to develop proactive measures to enhance student support, and safer learning experiences, and reduce trauma, re-traumatization, and vicarious trauma. The Manual is intended to support increased awareness of trauma and the importance of Trauma-Informed Education in post-secondary education. It includes a framework, including macro, mezzo, and micro level organizational recommendations and pedagogical practices. It is a tool to support educators and educational institutions, through a preventative and harm-reducing approach, to support more compassionate, supportive, equitable and flexible learning spaces and workplaces.


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Johnson, N., & Gianvito, I. (2022). Cultivating trauma-informed spaces in education: Promising practices manual. e-book.

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