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Recognition, Relationship and Resilience: A Framework for Trauma-Informed Post-Secondary Education (TIPSE)

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Recognition, Relationship and Resilience: A Framework for Trauma-Informed Post-Secondary Education (TIPSE)

Session 1 November 14, 2023 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Session 2 December 12, 2023 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Matty Hillman

This 90-minute workshop considers various aspects of trauma and resilience as they relate to post-secondary education. Grounded in intersectionality, holistic wellness and relational teaching, participants will discuss various approaches to curriculum development and delivery as well as the need for institutional adaptations in the post-secondary environment. Supportive interpersonal relationships with students are vital to a trauma-informed pedagogy; therefore, participants will consider the need for empathy, boundaries and self-care in their teaching practices. This is an experiential workshop that includes participatory activities to apply the knowledge discussed. This workshop is relevant to all individuals involved in post-secondary education.

Learning Outcomes - Upon successfully completing this workshop, participants will:

  • Discuss various definitions and types of traumas including signs and impacts on learners
  • Consider various approaches and concepts as part of trauma-informed education including interpersonal skills, curriculum development and delivery, and institutional adaptations.
  • Define resilience and other growth concepts.
  • Explore the role of self-care.
  • Apply knowledge gained in this workshop through a discussion activity.

Matty Hillman is a counsellor and Educational Developer at Selkirk College located in the beautiful Kootenay region of British Columbia; the traditional territory of the Sinixt people. His work focuses on sexual violence prevention and response, trauma-informed post-secondary education, and community mental health training. He is an experienced facilitator and regular contributor to various BCCampus projects that support instructor development throughout the province.

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