Leading the Way

We established the Institute for Building Resilience through Trauma-Informed Practices to serve as a leading resource and advocate for trauma-informed practices. 

线上澳博已经成为这个领域的领导者, 在过去的十年里,线上澳博创造并完善了线上澳博的课程, 在这之前还没有这样的学位. 线上澳博推出了专门的一年制硕士学位和证书课程, plus we've incorporated this important work into the curriculum across other degree programs. 

Why focus on trauma? 

We know that trauma is undiagnosed, under-treated, and overrepresented and its impact is pervasive. Our dedicated institute on campus champions the use of trauma-informed practices and helps individuals build resilience.

超过三分之二的儿童在16岁之前经历过创伤. —SAMHSA

线上澳博希望影响无数的问题, like systemic racism, 积极和人道的执法, economic equity, criminal justice, educational opportunity, 以及对人类尊严和相互尊重的肯定.


自1854年成立以来,社会公正一直是线上澳博的核心使命. 重点是通过创伤知情实践建立复原力, 线上澳博渴望在教育方面产生社会公正的影响, across organizations, and in our communities.

Today's Students Need Us

"This institute champions the use of trauma-informed practices and equips individuals and organizations to build resilience through their work in the world."

"We are excited to support this innovative new institute because it is addressing root causes of racism and racial inequality. We see tremendous potential for Columbia College and this Institute to train teachers and health care professionals to build resilience in our children through trauma-informed practices."

Partnering with the Community

We named Alston Wilkes Society a Trauma-Informed Practices (TIP) Agency for their extensive training and strategic plan dedicated to incorporating TIP in key areas of the organization. 

“线上澳博真诚地感谢线上澳博app与线上澳博合作,达到这一历史性的里程碑.” —Anne Walker, CEO 

Goals of the Institute

线上澳博将成为全国的倡导者, resource, and model for applying trauma-informed practices to build resilience and thereby improve the quality of life for tens of millions of people who have experienced trauma.

With the support of a Social Justice Fund grant from Colonial Life and its parent company Unum, 线上澳博app建立了I-BRTIP,以关注以下目标.

  • 提供严格的研究生课程
    Offer relevant and rigorous graduate degree and certificate programs in building resilience through trauma-informed practices for educators, social workers, and criminal justice, health care, 人力资源专业人士. 
  • 融入本科课程
    将创伤知识实践纳入本科教育课程, social work, criminal justice, nursing, health care, business, and the arts. 
  • Offer Continuing Ed
    Provide conferences, webinars, symposia, and blogs on trauma-informed practices to build resilience. 
  • 为机构提供培训
    与企业分享知识和教训, industry, health care, 还有来自学校的非营利组织, service agencies, 以及对教堂的执法, arts organizations, and advocacy groups. 
  • Promote Research 
    Conduct and publish related research and innovative ideas about the practical application and advocacy of building resilience by establishing the 创伤知情实践季刊.
  • 透过日常运作树立榜样
    Become a national model for trauma-informed practices that build resilience for transforming academic and student affairs programming at colleges and universities across the country. 
  • 服务社区作为中心资源
    Advocate and serve schools, organizations, 以及与线上澳博的创新使命相一致的社区, social justice, service, 以及从创伤的角度来看待领导力.  
SAMHSA Approach

I-BRTIP endorses the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) definition for trauma: Individual trauma results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being.  

I-BRTIP也赞同SAMHSA关于创伤知情方法的概念, 这是基于四个假设和六个关键原则. 四个假设:一个项目、组织或系统是创伤性的;

  1. 意识到创伤的广泛影响,并了解潜在的康复途径; 
  2. 识别病人创伤的症状和体征, families, staff, 以及其他与系统相关的人; 
  3. responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices, and 
  4. 积极地抵制再创伤. 


  1. Safety
  2. 诚信和透明度
  3. Peer Support
  4. Collaboration and Mutuality
  5. 赋权、发声和选择
  6. 文化、历史和性别问题

(SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach prepared by SAMHSA’s Trauma and Justice Strategic Initiative of July 2014) 

Widespread Impact

人类生活中没有一个领域是不受创伤和心理健康影响的. Studies by the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) and others confirm that the impact of trauma is a major cause of mental illness and physical illness. Likewise, trauma is a root cause for many children in Department of Juvenile Justice facilities.

Medical practitioners unknowingly respond to mental health and trauma survivors on a daily basis. 除了一堂课外,医学培训对这两方面的关注都很少. 在高等教育和劳动力中, 创伤的挥之不去的影响成为成功的障碍,甚至更糟, as reasons for failure. 

心理健康和创伤治疗不足, under-diagnosed, 而且在各种弱势群体中都有过高的比例.  The LGBTQIA community, persons of color, and women all carry an extra heavy burden of risk and occurrence of both mental health conditions and trauma. And of course, they are intertwined and exacerbated by the far-reaching and lifelong effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. Collectively, intersectionality, and the compounding influence of systemic racism and injustice in conjunction with trauma increases the sense of urgency to diagnose and treat trauma and to expand trauma-informed practices. 

We have more detailed research than ever before that trauma alters the development of the brain, leaving people from all of these groups with another risk of social impairment due to developmental lags.  例如,线上澳博知道在细胞层面上, 非裔美国女性的实际年龄大约比实际年龄大10岁.  At the cellular level, they carry the trauma of more than 300 years of racial and economic oppression and discrimination. 

Generational Impact

这一持续了几个世纪的问题表现为婴儿和母亲的死亡率较高, 以及有色人种男性和女性的预期寿命较低.  This also means there are members of society who cannot live up to their highest potential or contribution.  The connection between building resilience through trauma-informed practices and social justice is profound.  

Not only do oppressed groups risk trauma and mental health conditions to a higher degree than others, 但他们的DNA中也带有过去的压迫. 这是一代又一代的事情. Moreover, 在2019冠状病毒病期间,创伤的长期影响已经显著增加, 特别是在弱势群体中. As the pandemic continues, the effects on BIPOC, LGBTQIA, 生活在贫困中的家庭只会变得更糟. 

These are the issues Columbia College is prepared to address with our Institute for Building Resilience through Trauma-Informed Practices (I-BRTIP) as our unique contribution to advancing social justice. 

该研究所的名字以“建设韧性”开头,” reflecting a commitment to a strengths-based approach that draws upon insights from the history of resilience, 在体制压迫下的文化财富, 以及儿童积极思考等实践, 创造一个支持性的学校环境, 在学校和家庭之间建立牢固的关系, joining peer groups, 与邻居和亲戚建立良好的关系, 以及基于优势的策略,如家庭文化和传统, affection, 积极开放的沟通, daily routines, defined boundaries, and clear expectations. 

Save the Date - March 1, 2024!

学校行为健康峰会——把日期定在2024年3月1日SC学校行为健康峰会 这次为期一天的峰会将有政策领导人参加, researchers, practitioners, educators, family members and other advocates to review data and qualitative information on the development of School Behavioral Health (SBH) in our state to identify strengths, areas of innovation, 挑战和克服它们的方法, toward a more coherent, 扩大和有效的全州方法. 本次峰会由SC学校行为健康协作组主办, 并将包括来自全州各地的领导人. 根据会议建议, a white paper will be developed and disseminated statewide to promote progress in SBH and enhance SC's national leadership.