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Trauma-Informed Teaching Practices

Within the classroom, trauma-informed pedagogy assumes a strengths-based approach to education and reduces the risk of retraumatization for individuals who experienced trauma by potentially exposing students to sensitive material that could reactivate trauma-related symptoms originating from earlier life events. A trauma-informed instructor recognizes that students’ lived experiences are relevant to their learning in the classroom.

Strategy: Utilize health-promoting pedagogies that foster well-being