Trauma Informed Approach (TIA) Framework
Knowledge, Action, Healing.
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:
- Increase sensitivity, and awareness, of the impact of trauma on students’ educational journey, and particularly the impact of intersecting identities of vulnerable populations.
- Increase access to on campus resources and support for students who have experienced trauma.
- Equip employees with strategies to incorporate trauma informed practices in the delivery of services and pedagogy to improve responsiveness to the impact of trauma.
- Equip employees with strategies to manage the impact of vicarious trauma (e.g., compassion fatigue, burnout)
- Advance the 2022-2026 Strategic Plan by specifically supporting the strategy to “invest in trauma-informed training and resources for all employees”.
- Identify opportunities to leverage existing partnerships to gain momentum in the implementation of a responsive trauma informed approach.
“As you focus on clearing your generational trauma, don’t forget to claim your generational strengths. Your ancestors gave you more than just wounds.”
- Xavier Dagba
WAVE Trauma Centre Workshops (Online)
|Thur. Nov. 16, 2023||10:00am – 12:00pm||Trauma/Frontline Workers||Workshop #3|
|Thur. Feb. 22, 2024||10:00am – 12:00pm||Post Traumatic Growth||Workshop #4|
|Thur. Mar. 21, 2024||10:00am – 12:00pm||Frontline Workers Part II||Workshop #5|
Print WAVE Trauma Centre Workshops Flyer for schedule, details, and QR registration codes!
Drop-in Healing Spaces with Nikita Gupta
|Wed., Nov, 15, 2023||
||ZOOM LINK (Online)|
|Wed., Dec, 6, 2023||
Peacemaking Circles with Dr. Thomas Reed
|Thur., Nov. 30, 2023||3:30pm – 5:00pm||SJIC LAC Campus, Lower-Level Building E|
|Thur., Dec. 7, 2023||3:30pm – 5:00pm||SJIC LAC Campus, Lower-Level Building E|
Trauma-Informed Trainings with Nikita Gupta (for faculty and staff)
|Thur., Nov. 30, 2023||10:00am – 12:00pm||LAC, T-1200|
Nikita Gupta, MPH has been a healing space facilitator for over 25 years. She specializes in bringing Trauma-Healing practices and frameworks to Campus communities. As a former UCLA Resilience Coach and Educator, her mission is to support for Students, Educators, Staff and Administrators in integrating practices for healing, restoration and collective care within institutional spaces. Her work is rooted in neurobiology, somatic wellness, and social justice. Through this work, Nikita aims to foster a culture of embodied joy as we bravely move through the unknown.
Dr. Thomas Reed
Lukwe’tiyó is his Oneida name, which means, “He is a Good Man.” His English name is Dr. Thomas James “TJ” Reed. Dr. Reed has a PhD in Leadership Studies and Organizational Consulting (2021) and did his dissertation on Oneida college lacrosse players’ perspectives on the sacred game of lacrosse using talking circles. TJ is an Assistant Professor teaching in American Indian Studies at CSULB, an Adjunct Professor at Vermont Law School teaching Restorative Justice in Indigenous Communities, and a practitioner of Community Peacemaking around North America.
Dr. Paul Gallagher
Dr. Paul Gallagher is a Trauma Education Officer at WAVE Trauma Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland. WAVE is the largest victim support group in the region and supports those who were most affected by the period of violent political conflict, commonly known as the “Troubles”. Paul was injured in a gun attack at his home in 1994, which left him with permanent life-changing injuries. He now uses this experience to inform his work in developing a more trauma informed society. WAVE’s educational pathway is open to victims and survivors and also frontline workers in fields such as nursing, social work, education, medicine and more. This is in addition to undergraduate and postgraduate pathways in Trauma Studies at Queen’s University Belfast and University College Cork, respectively. Paul achieved his undergraduate degree in Trauma Studies from Queen’s University, Belfast in 2016. He followed this pathway through Queen’s with an MA in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice in 2017 before completing his Doctorate in Sociology in 2021.
Intro to Trauma
Trauma and Frontline Workers
Trauma Healing Tool Kit
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
- Trauma-informed Colleges Begin With Trauma-informed Leaders
- Creating a Trauma-informed College Model for Improving Student Success
- SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach
Employee Assistance Program at LBCC (EAP)
Mental Health Resource Guide
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Hotline
Foster Youth Resources
- LBCC Foster Youth Support Services
- Trauma & Children in Foster Care: A Comprehensive Overview
- Trauma can affect children’s brains, bodies, behavior, and ways of thinking. It can also be treated
Formerly incarcerated/Systems Impacted Resources
Cultural/heritage Communities Resources
- LBCC Cultural & Diversity Communities
- Trauma-Informed Care and Cultural Humility in the Mental Health Care of People From Minoritized Communities
- Historical Trauma
Higher Education Faculty
- Trauma-Informed Practices for Higher Education
- Six Tips for Cultivating a Trauma-Informed Higher Education Classroom at the Beginning of Each Semester
Women & Abuse
WAVE Trauma Centre
Sonia De La Torre
Co-chair & Dean, Student Equity
Assistant Professor of World Languages and Faculty Professional Development Coordinator
Co-chair, Associate Professor of Psychology
Director, Student Equity
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Professor of Anthropology, Online Education Faculty Coordinator
Academic Senate President
Interim Director, Basic Needs & CASA
Interim Dean, Student Affairs
Counseling Faculty, Disabled Students Program & Services
Associate Vice President, Human Resources
Interim Director, Student Conduct and Student Life
Student Intern, Human Resources
Student Learning Outcomes Coordinator, Reading and Teacher Preparation
Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics
LMFT Director of Psychological Services
Human Resources Manager
Student Equity Coordinator