Trauma-Informed Action Steps

Action Steps
Identified by UO Leaders participating in winter 2022 Trauma-Informed Workshops
Selected sample

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  • Incorporating trauma-informed leadership into leadership development opportunities for students. 
  • Build good professional relationships with colleagues that allow me to connect. This is an important precursor for discussing distressing information. 
  • Be overt and intentional about understanding what safe spaces look like and working diligently to create them. 
  • Review departmental policies and practices and remove barriers to inclusion 
  • Redesign meeting processes and protocols so that all members of the community feel heard.
  • Address the gender dynamics of trauma in my department. 
  • Continue working with faculty and staff to incorporate trauma-informed practices into syllabi, recruitment and outreach practices
  • Apply the SCARF model to my own leadership and to leadership frameworks in my department
  • Read the Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  • Introduce the trauma-informed concepts that I learned to my unit leadership.
  • Practice daily remembering that there is probably trauma in the room and being mindful of language, presence and empathy for others.
  • Look for opportunities to repair the harm that was done when we eliminated two BIPOC colleagues’ jobs in our unit.