Expanding the Boundaries of Safety: Trauma & Violence Informed Practices
The vision of safe university and college campuses has move beyond creating physical safety to include both psychological and social safety for all people including everyone who has experienced the effects of trauma as an individual, group and/or population. How often have you heard, witnessed or experienced boundary violations and abuses of power? Are you living or know someone who is living and studying in unsafe conditions rooted in racism or poverty? Do you know someone in an unsafe relationship? Professionals, peers, volunteers, and friends who work and study with people will sooner or later meet someone who have experienced trauma and also post traumatic growth. This workshop will focus upon Trauma & Violence Informed Practices that will expand the concept of safety to account for the intersecting effects of systemic and interpersonal violence. More specifically, the content will focus on the interplay between neurobiology, psychology, social, spiritual and physical dimensions of trauma, its effects, and how you as an individual and organization can prevent re-traumatization, activate resiliency and promote self compassion.