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CEANY Webinar: Trauma, Adversity, and Resilience in Higher Education: How Trauma and Adversity Impact Academic Resilience

  • Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online


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Announcing CEANY Brown Bag Webinars (free to members!)

Don’t miss out on CEANY’s series of Lunch & Learn Brown Bag Webinars throughout the year. Do something important for YOU! Devote just an hour of time to your own professional development and networking!

Details for the CEANY Thursday, June 20th, 2019 Brown Bag Webinar

Topic: Trauma, Adversity, and Resilience in Higher Education: How Trauma and Adversity Impact Academic Resilience  

Description: This presentation considers the rationale for trauma-informed practices in higher education based on college specific as well as national data on trauma and adversity in our communities.  What has been for the last 15 or so years a predominantly k-12 trauma informed schools movement, is now gaining momentum, but is yet in its very early articulation, in higher education.  With changes in understanding of the learning brain and with developing vernacular for basic neurobiology intensifying in culture, community colleges are poised to really understand and support the students we serve. This presentation will address:

  • how we are seeing trauma, adversity, and resilience in our students 
  • some basics of neurobiology of trauma, adversity, stress, and the learning brain 
  • models and innovations in the  K-12 trauma sensitive schools movement 
  • how MassBay has committed to adapting and innovating in response to trauma-informed orientation, including practical examples from the classroom and community. 


Presenter: Dr. Jeanie Tietjen is a full-time faculty member for 10 years in the English Department at MassBay Community College in the Boston area, and teaches primarily college composition.  She founded and directs the Institute for Trauma, Adversity, and Resilience in Higher Education (ITAR) at MassBay whose goals reflect a trauma-informed educational perspective.  She earned her PhD from Brandeis University’s Department of English in August 2016. She has taught for over 20 years in diverse settings: two and four year colleges, prisons and homeless shelters, residential treatment facility for adolescent girls.  She esteems the diversity, resilience, and commitment to best educational outcomes in community college from students, faculty, staff, administration and community stakeholders.  

When:             Thursday, June 20, 2019

                        Noon to 1:00, EST*

(*Can’t make the Webinar?  Register for it and you will receive the recording link to view at a later time!)

How:               Click here to register            

Invite your colleagues to these Brown Bag Lunch sessions to maximize your professional development experience and as always,

feel free to participate with your mouth full

(and your mute button on)!

Brought to you by the CEANY Professional Development Committee:

Co- Chairs:  Ms. Lisa Raposo (SUNY Center for Professional Development) and Michelle Thibault (SUNY Oneonta)

Committee members: Dana Lennon, Esq. (Hostos CC), Wendy Welling (Rochester Educational Opportunity Center/Brockport), George Rosales (John Jay College of Criminal Justice), Jennifer Snyder (SUNY Center for Professional Development)

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