Journal article

Trauma-informed teaching in a narrative practice training context

Kristina Lainson

International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work | Dulwich Centre | Published : 2019


Trigger or content warnings have become a common feature in higher education settings. Alongside their increasing use in the lecture theatre or classroom, a potentially divisive debate has arisen. Proponents for the use of trigger warnings view this practice as part of appropriate care-taking of students, making connections with trauma-informed practice. Others argue their increased use evidences a rise in problematic paternalistic attitudes that limit opportunities for rigorous and engaged learning. This debate becomes particularly meaningful where students are part of training programs that ultimately provide them with entry into professions that will expose them to difficult conte..

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