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Implementing Inclusive and Trauma-Informed Practices to Improve School Culture During Uncertain Times

School and district administrators – as well as their staff and students – have been through a lot in the last few years. Although in many ways schools are slowly getting back to a more familiar sense of normalcy, it will never be the pre-pandemic sense of “normal” that once existed. Those who work in educational systems are dealing with collective trauma from the pandemic and everything that has happened since. Cultivating a positive, inclusive, safe, and stabilized learning environment and workplace will help to support staff members who are dealing with trauma and those who are experiencing stress during challenging and uncertain times.


Download to learn the following concepts:

  • Leading During Uncertain Times
  • Supporting Those Coping With Racism and Other Identity-Related Trauma
  • Building a Culture of Care
  • Building and Leveraging Resilience


About the Author

Dr. Angela E. Batista is an educator and certified Coach, author, speaker, facilitator and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategist and consultant. She is the Founder and CEO of Batista Consulting Services, LLC and an experienced higher education leader and K-12 teacher, school counselor and administrator. She is also the lead editor of the 2018 publication, Latinx/a/os in Higher Education: Exploring Identity, Pathways, and Success. She is the former Vice President of Student Affairs and Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Champlain College. She has worked in K-12 and higher education institutions across the United States and also held senior-level positions at Oregon State University, the University of Southern Indiana and Mills College. She has received multiple honors and awards, including being selected as Teacher and Administrator of the Year and in 2020 being named as a NASPA Pillar of the Profession.

Whitepaper- Implementing Inclusive and Trauma-Informed Practices

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