If there is one thing the pandemic has taught us, it is that we must anticipate and plan for trauma as it emerges in our work, our lives and the lives of those around us.
Many of us have seen - and experienced ourselves - trauma that comes in many shapes and sizes. From bullying to low-lying but ever-present isolation of working (or studying) from home, trauma is a response to that which is overwhelming and that happens either too much, too fast, or for too long.
This course aims to help researchers and designers to respond with compassion and dignity–to understand and integrate a trauma-responsive approach to our work with individuals, teams, organizations, and communities.
Through real-life examples, you will explore how concepts from fields like social work can be integrated into the research and design process to centre the safety and empowerment of the individuals and communities we serve.
The course is led by Rachael Dietkus, a licensed clinical social worker, certified clinical trauma professional, design researcher, and strategist. After years of study and practice, Rachael is a fierce advocate for thoughtfully integrating models of care into design teams and strengthening systems thinking and trauma literacy throughout the entire design process.
In this course, you’ll experience two ways of learning:
This course is for designers working on complex challenges with individuals or communities that have experienced impacts from a breadth of trauma including those working in innovation, social impact, change, justice or with historically marginalized and excluded populations.
You may be a:
Self-paced videos released
4 April 2022
Live, online session
13 April 2022
17:00-18:30 CST (Chicago)
08:00-10:30 AEDT (Sydney/Melbourne +1 day, 14 April 2022)