Trauma Informed Approach (TIA) Framework


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LBCC President taskforce 2020

LBCC aims to implement an equity-minded institution-wide Trauma-Informed Approach to increase student success. Realizing the impact of trauma on our student population and the effect secondary trauma has on our faculty, staff, and administration, LBCC is committed to recognizing signs of trauma in all community members and responding appropriately with evidenced-based strategies for building resilience and growth. Additionally, LBCC aims to reduce community re-traumatization through training and responsiveness by implementing inter-departmental multi-pronged strategies including trauma-focused educational programming to produce a trauma-informed workforce to benefit the larger community. 

Specifically, through these efforts we aim to: 

  1. Increase sensitivity, and awareness, of the impact of trauma on students’ educational journey, and particularly the impact of intersecting identities of vulnerable populations. 
  2. Increase access to on campus resources and support for students who have experienced trauma. 
  3. Equip employees with strategies to incorporate trauma informed practices in the delivery of services and pedagogy to improve responsiveness to the impact of trauma. 
  4. Equip employees with strategies to manage the impact of vicarious trauma (e.g., compassion fatigue, burnout) 
  5. Advance the 2022-2026 Strategic Plan by specifically supporting the strategy to “invest in trauma-informed training and resources for all employees”. 
  6. Identify opportunities to leverage existing partnerships to gain momentum in the implementation of a responsive trauma informed approach.

2023 Events

Compassionate Customer Service Training for Campus Professionals
  • March 3, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., W-201
  • March 10, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., T-1200

Visit Nikita Gupta website for more information.

Healing Activation Spaces for Restoration & Self-Care for Campus Professionals
  • March 15, 29, April 12, 26, May 17 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Visit Nikita Gupta website for more information.

Drop-in Healing Spaces for LBCC Students
  • April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Visit Nikita Gupta website for more information.

WAVE Trauma Centre Workshops

The Trauma-Informed Workgroup is excited to provide a variety of professional development opportunities for the LBCC community. Listed below are upcoming professional development workshops.

Virtual Trauma-Informed Workshops - FPD Flex Credit Approved Workshop

Virtual Zoom Workshops
February 23rd, 2023 (Intro) – RSVP HERE
March 9th, 2023 (Intergenerational) – RSVP HERE
March 28, 2023 (Frontline) – RSVP HERE
In-Person sessions
Thursday, March 2, 3:00 p.m.  – 5:00 p.m. 
Thursday, March 23, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Thursday, April 6, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Visit WAVE website for more information.

Dr. Thomas Reed’s Presentations
  • Thursday, April 13, 2023, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 11, 2023, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 8, 2023, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: The LBCC SJIC (LAC campus, lower level of building E)

Workshop Recordings

Intro to Trauma

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Intergenerational & Racial Trauma

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Trauma Healing Tool Kit

LBCC Students can view Trauma Healing Tool Kit below

Included below are curated links to provide trauma relief through trauma-informed resources prepared by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office to support the individual wellness journey.


This tab offers a variety of resources to learn more about trauma and its impact both generally and for vulnerable populations. We have also curated a list of resources for faculty to consider strategies to create trauma-responsive classroom environments.

General Information on Trauma Informed 
Foster Youth Resources
Veterans Resources
Formerly incarcerated/Systems Impacted Resources
Cultural/heritage Communities Resources 
Higher Education Faculty
Women & Abuse 
Sexual Trauma 
WAVE Trauma Centre 


Sonia De La Torre
Co-chair & Dean, Student Equity

Veronica Alvarez
Assistant Professor of World Languages and Faculty Professional Development Coordinator

Kyran Barr
Co-chair, Associate Professor of Psychology

Eric Becerra
Director, Student Equity

C Chao
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Katie Heaton-Smith
Associate Professor of Psychology

Jerome Hunt
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Student Equity Faculty Coordinator

Justin Mendez
Interim Director, Basic Needs & CASA

Gregory Mortensen
Professor, Performing Arts

Suman Mudunuri
Assistant Professor of Computer and Office Studies and Academic Senate President

Kristin Olson
Associate Vice President, Human Resources

Teila Robertson
Interim Director, Student Conduct and Student Life

Grace Weatrowski
Student Intern, Human Resources

Trisha Wilging
Student Learning Outcomes Coordinator, Reading and Teacher Preparation

Douglas Raphael
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Curriculum Chair

Deborah Miller-Calvert
Interim Dean, Student Affairs