What is Trauma?


Trauma is an emotional and physical response to an event or an experience that is deeply distressing or disturbing. In this video, we discuss different ways that trauma affects individuals and the impact that can have on teaching and learning.

Additional Resources

  • Vrana, S., & Lauterbach, D., (1994). Prevalence of traumatic events and post-traumatic psychological symptoms in a nonclinical sample of college students. Journal of Trauma and Stress, 7 (2), 289-302. http://doi.org/10.1007/BF02102949

Created By

  • Adam Carter, Department of Counseling and Higher Education
  • Molly Holmes, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
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