With mental health issues on the rise, it is important for counselors and teachers to enter the school with a trauma-informed lens. Trauma impacts so many individuals, including students, teachers, parents and legal guardians, and other school personnel. A trauma-informed approach helps teachers and school personnel consider how trauma impacts learning and behaviors of the children and adolescents in their classroom.

Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, who earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services from UNC Greensboro in 1996, recently wrote an article detailing the need for more school counselors with clearly defined roles for District Administration.

Dr. Jennifer Deaton, a faculty member in the UNC Greensboro department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED) has been accepted into the five-member cohort of the 2022 American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Fellowship Program.

After her own pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum experience was filled with stress in 2017, and learning that her late mother’s medical concerns were normalized by doctors, UNC Greensboro doctoral student Jasmine L. Garland McKinney’s path became clear. Her studies and personal experiences led her to research the mental health impacts of race-related stressors that are specific to Black women during all perinatal stages.