During its Fall 2020 semester, San Juan College instituted a trauma literacy project (TLP) in response to the disproportionate effect that the COVID-19 pandemic had on its student population, 32% of whom identify as Native American. The purpose of the TLP was to infuse equity and student support throughout the programming, which consisted of professional development events aimed at increasing trauma awareness on campus as well as a trauma literacy designation pathway for instructors. Participants in the TLP reported better understanding of how to support students through trauma-informed practices. Although there was substantial participation in the programming, several steps need to be taken to catalyze an institutional cultural shift regarding trauma and equity issues moving forward.
Sullivan, D. K., & Marlatt, R. (2021). Toward a Trauma-Informed Campus: Reflections on Fostering Student Success through San Juan College’s Trauma Literacy Project. Journal of Access, Retention, and Inclusion in Higher Education, 4(1). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.wcupa.edu/jarihe/vol4/iss1/6