December 11 2023

Compiled Suggested Resources

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Baldwin Jennifer. Trauma Sensitive Theology: Thinking Theologically in the Era of Trauma. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2018.

Barbezat, Daniel P., and Bush, Mirabai, eds. Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning, San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass, 2014.

Boase, Elizabeth and Christopher G. Frechette, eds. The Bible Through the Lens of Trauma. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016.

Brookfield, Stephen D. Teaching Race: How to Help Students Unmask and Challenge Racism. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons, 2019.

———. “The Concept of Critical Reflection: Promises and Contradictions.” European Journal of Social Work 12, no.3 (September 2009): 298–299.

Brunzell, Tom, Helen Stokes, and Lea Waters. "Shifting Teacher Practice in Trauma-Affected Classrooms: Practice Pedagogy Strategies Within a Trauma-Informed Positive Education Model." School Mental Health 11 (2018): 600–614.

Cabrera, Nolan L. (2017). “White immunity: Working through Some of the Pedagogical Pitfalls of ‘Privilege’.” JCSCORE 3, no. 1 (2017), 77–90. doi:10.15763/issn.2642-2387.2017.3.1.77-90.

Carello, Janice. “Trauma-Informed Teaching & Learning: Resources.” March 2020.

Carello, Janice, and Lisa D. Butler. “Potentially Perilous Pedagogies: Teaching Trauma is Not the Same as Trauma-Informed Teaching.” Journal of Trauma & Dissociation 15, no. 2 (2014): 153–168. doi:10.1080/15299732.2014.867571.

———. ”Practicing What We Teach: Trauma-Informed Educational Practice.” Journal of Teaching in Social Work 35, no. 3 (2015): 262–278. doi:10.1037/e320262004-006.

Cavanagh, Sarah Rose. The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press, 2016.

Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, Emory University. “Teaching in a Time of Uncertainty.” May 2020.

Davidson, Shannon. “Trauma-Informed Practices for Postsecondary Education: A Guide.” Education Northwest, 2017.

Désir, Alison. “On Pregnancy and New Motherhood Vs. Reality.” Posted April 2, 2020. YouTube video,

Fallot, Roger D., and Maxine Harris. Creating Cultures of Trauma-Informed Care. Community Connections, Inc, 2009.

Gubkin, Liora. “From Empathetic Understanding to Engaged Witnessing: Encountering Trauma in the Holocaust Classroom.” Teaching Theology & Religion 18, no. 2 (2015): 103–20.

Hall, Marielle. “Racing to Stay Alive: The Consequences of Racial Bias Have Found Their Way into the Running Community.” Runners World. June 2, 2020,

Harrison, Neil, Jacqueline Burke, and Ivan Clarke. “Risky Teaching: Developing a Trauma-Informed Pedagogy for Higher Education.” Teaching in Higher Education (June 2020): 1–15. doi:10.1080/13562517.2020.1786046.

Herman, Judith, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence¾From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror. New York: Basic Books, 1997.

hooks, bell. Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope. New York: Routledge, 2003.

Imad, Mays. “Trauma Informed Teaching & Learning.” Webinar. March 26, 2020.

Jennings, Patricia. Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom. W. W. Norton & Company: 2015.

Jennings, Willie James. After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2020.

Johnson, Ella. “Trauma, Critical Reflection, and Ideology Critique,” Teaching and Traumatic Events blog series, Wabash Center, March 6, 2018.

Keefe-Perry, L. Callid, and Zachary Moon. “Courage in Chaos: The Importance of Trauma-Informed Adult Religious Education.” Religious Education 114, no. 1 (May 2019): 30–41. doi:10.1080/00344087.2018.1435989.

Langer, Ellen. The Power of Mindful Learning. New York: Perseus, 1997.

Lännström, Anna. “How to Build Community in Online and Hybrid Classes.” Online Teaching, Online Learning blog series, Wabash Center, July 31, 2020,

Levine, Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body Boulder: Sounds True, 2008.

Love, Bettina L. We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2019.

McGuire, Meredith. “Why Bodies Matter: A Sociological Reflection on Spirituality and Materiality,” Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality, vol. 3 no. 1, 2003, p. 1-18.

Menakem, Resmaa. My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies. Las Vegas: Central Recovery Press, 2017.

Mezirow, Jack. Learning as Transformation: Critical Perspectives on a Theory in Progress. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2000.

Minahan, Jessica. "Trauma-Informed Teaching Strategies, Making School a Safe Place," Educational Leadership 77, no. 2 (October 2019): 30–35.

Mischke-Reeds, Manuela. Somatic Psychotherapy Toolbox. Eau Claire: PESI, 2018.

Morgan, Ann, Donna Pendergast, Raymond Brown, and Deborah Heck. "Relational Ways of Being an Educator: Trauma-Informed Practice Supporting Disenfranchised Young People." International Journal of Inclusive Education 19, no. 10 (2015): 1037–1051.

O’Donnell, Karen, and Katie Cross, eds. Feminist Trauma Theologies: Body, Scripture & Church in Critical Perspective. London: SCM Press, 2020.

Ogden, Pat and Janina Fisher. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Interventions for Trauma and Attachment. New York: W.W. Norton, 2015.

Newton, Richard, “Maybe It’s Not Your Job to Deal with Trauma Drama,” Teaching and Traumatic Events blog series, Wabash Center,  April 10, 2018.

Silva-McCormick, Crystal. “Everything has Changed and Yet Nothing has Changed.” Teaching and Learning During Crisis blog series, Wabash Center, May 4, 2020.

Sensoy, Özlem, and Robin DiAngelo. “Respect Differences? Challenging the Common Guidelines in Social Justice Education.” Democracy and Education 22, no. 2 (2014), 1–10.

Steele, Claude M. Whistling Vivaldi. How Stereotypes Affect us and What We Can Do. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2010.

Stephens, Darryl W. “Trauma-Informed Pedagogy for the Religious and Theological Higher Education Classroom.” Special issue Reflecting on the Possibilities of Religious Education Research. Religions 11, no. 9 (2020): 449. doi:10.3390/rel11090449.

Stephens, Darryl W., and Kate Ott, eds. Teaching Sexuality and Religion in Higher Education: Embodied Learning, Trauma Sensitive Pedagogy, and Perspective Transformation, Routledge Research in Religion and Education series. New York: Routledge, 2020.

Valerio, Mirna. A Beautiful Work in Progress: A Memoir. Grand Haven, MI: Grand Harbor Press, 2017.

Whitington, Victoria, and Elspeth McInnes. "Developing a 'Classroom as Community' Approach to Supporting Young Children's Wellbeing." Australasian Journal of Early Childhood 42, no. 4 (December 2017): 21–29.