Trauma is more common than we often think. Many, many individuals have had traumatic experiences of some kind. Trauma doesn’t only impact individuals; it can be felt on a much broader scale. Structural inequities and systemic oppression generate trauma for minoritized communities. Many professions are recognizing a need to incorporate understanding of, and support for, trauma in their practices. Everyone, not just those in caring professions like teachers and nurses, can benefit from understanding more about trauma and how it effects our lives and our society.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about trauma and trauma informed practice, we’ve got you covered. Last fall, Professor Marian Kurath and other faculty from the Castleton University Center for Social Justice and Trauma Informed Care curated a great selection of new books for our collections on exactly those topics. Come and check out the display outside the Vermont Room in the library to see some of them!
And if you’re interested in learning more about the Center or getting involved, contact Dr. Linda Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org.