Trauma-Informed Advising, Part One

Thu Jan 20, 9:00 - 11:00 AM (EST)
Zoom (online only)  

With the goal of creating a more trauma informed and responsive campus, experts from University Health Services will provide an overview of the neurobiological underpinnings of trauma and will introduce a new way to define the process of becoming flooded with overwhelming stress from a variety of causes. Time will be spent introducing factors that inhibit open discussion about trauma and cultural paradigms that prevent open discussion about difficult topics. Concrete guidance for language to use and ways to engage with students in a supportive manner will be offered.

 Gamecocks attending this series will be able to:

  1. Understand and describe how trauma impacts the brain
  2. Discuss cultural factors that make talking about trauma difficult
  3. Demonstrate supportive behaviors to others dealing with trauma 


Shannon Nix, Associate Director, Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention (SAVIP)

Sarah Wright, Psychologist, Coordinator of Individual Services, Counseling and Psychiatry

Join via Zoom

Zoom (online only)