Traumatic Experiences among Community College Students
The impacts of trauma have far-reaching consequences for students’ abilities to learn. While the K-12 educational world is starting to work to counteract the negative effects of trauma, the higher education world is not responding at the same pace. While some research has been done to examine college students’ exposure to potentially traumatic events (PTEs), this research has primarily been conducted on four-year university students, leaving community college students, a group often more likely to come from disadvantaged backgrounds, out of the conversation. This mixed methods study uses anonymous survey data to examine the effects of PTEs on students at one local community college in order to understand how background factors (e.g. age, race, gender, socioeconomic status, etc.) correlate to likelihood of exposure to PTEs.
Graham F. Hunter
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium project, student affairs, School of Education and Health Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
"Traumatic Experiences among Community College Students" (2020). Stander Symposium Projects. 1920.