Trauma-Informed Facilitation

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When we are facilitating sessions on difficult material, we often don’t know the stories of our participants. This means it’s important to bring a trauma-informed lens to our work. In this session we will learn about what trauma is, the impact it can have, and practical tools, tips, and strategies for trauma-informed facilitation.
This session is offered as part of a series of webinars focused on student wellness in partnership with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. In particular, this session will focus on supporting facilitators who may want to adopt some of the wellness and support training recently released by BCcampus on topics such as prevention of and response to sexualized violence and mental health and wellness.



Dawn Schell (she/her) is the manager of mental-health outreach and training at the University of Victoria. She has facilitated over 300 mental-health literacy sessions for staff and faculty over the past seven years. Recently Dawn has been focused on re-entry anxiety and its impact on students, staff, and faculty.

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

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.