FLO Lab: Recognition, Relationship, and Resilience — A Framework for Trauma-Informed Post-Secondary Education

This three-hour, online synchronous workshop considers various aspects of trauma and resilience as they relate to post-secondary education. Grounded in intersectionality, holistic wellness, and relational teaching, this course will allow participants to 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 various activities and the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to a case study. This workshop is relevant to all individuals involved in post-secondary education.

On 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 to a case-study scenario.

Your FLO Lab facilitator for this session is Matty Hillman. Matty Hillman, MA (CYC), is a child and youth care instructor at Selkirk College in the beautiful Kootenay region of B.C., the traditional territory of the Sinixt people. His research interests include sexual violence prevention and response on post-secondary campuses, healthy masculinities, and critical youth studies. As a muralist, he is especially interested in the intersection of youth work and public art, exploring the opportunity these complimentary practices create for empowerment, community building, and social justice advancements. Readers may contact Matty at mhillman@selkirk.ca and access his full bio at Matthew (Matty) Hillman.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

Note: this session has passed.