Adversity, Trauma, and Microaggressions: Learn to Boost Your Students' (and Your!) Emotional and Cognitive BandwidthSeveral national studies (Frazier, 2016; Smyth, 2008; Winterman, 2017) reveal that the majority of college students (66%) have exposure to ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and exposure to at least one major traumatic event (89%). Increasingly, students report struggles with anxiety (61%) and depression (41%). What is more, these students are more likely to also experience bandwidth zappers: identity-based macroaggressions, poverty, food or housing insecurity—all of which severely diminish students’ cognitive resources for learning (Verschelden). This workshop provides participants with an opportunity to examine their encounters with students (whether in person or via teaching materials) in order to maximize “bandwidth boosters” for student success.

  • Date: Friday, January 17, 2020 (this event has been cancelled)
  • Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Location: Building F, Room F315
  • Facilitator: Andrew Anastasia, English
  • CEUs: 0.3
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Questions? Please contact the Academy at 847.925.6174, academy@harpercollege.edu.