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ERIC Number: EJ1158256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
Trauma Aware & Safety Ready
Paterson, Jim
Journal of College Admission, n237 p40-45 Fall 2017
The interwoven issues of trauma and safety have swept through college campuses over the last decade, and they've arrived at doors of admission offices, encouraging officials to think more carefully about those concerns and take a closer look at how they handle them. Experts recommend in this atmosphere that admission offices discuss these topics openly, educate and train themselves, and have clear policies that guide their handling of students who might be suffering from trauma or might be unsafe--and handling the worry associated with them. Admission offices can play a large role because because they are the first to meet students and often they gather extensive personal information through conversations or student essays. They have the potential through these conversations to recognize cues of trauma and share resources that could be helpful, or they might identify students with great potential who could otherwise go unnoticed or be erroneously and negatively categorized. This article provides a list of indications a student is suffering from trauma, or had in the past, according to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Also discussed is a list of recommendations for colleges developed by the US Department of Education regarding the use of criminal history information provided in college applications.
National Association for College Admission Counseling. 1631 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2818. Tel: 800-822-6285; Tel: 703-836-2222; Fax: 703-836-8015; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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