Trauma-Informed Civil Discourse-An explanation

I’m certainly a little late in getting this up on my site but it’s important to share nonetheless. Last semester, I was approached by AU’s Project on Civil Discourse to write an article on why our discourse (as a campus, as a community) should be trauma-informed. In truth, I’ve been hesitant to weigh in on the debate around trigger warnings as I have found the conversations to be extremely vitriolic. But as someone who supports using them, I was excited to put my thoughts into words. Check out my full explanation here.

“Trauma-informed civil discourse is not about ideology…It is about believing that we, people of all backgrounds and experiences, are able to engage deeply with challenging subject matter on an even playing field.”


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