Building a Trauma-Informed Advising Practice for Racially & Ethnically Diverse Students
60 min - April 21, 2022 (Season 16)
Panelists: Shantalea Johns (Wayne State University), Locksley Knibbs (Florida Gulf Coast University), Quentin Alexander (George Mason University), Erica Brown-Meredith (Longwood University)
Racial trauma represents the emotional, physical, and psychological wounds of racially and ethnically diverse groups who have experienced or witnessed race-based stressors or discrimination. Race-based traumatic events on or off-campus may cause distress for students and put them at risk for increased levels of PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other forms of mental distress. In this 60 min, 2022 webinar, sponsored by NACADA’s Social Justice Advising Community, the presenters discuss the multifaceted effects of racial trauma on academic coaching, advising, and programming and recommend strategies to incorporate traumatic stress management resources into advising practice.