Welcome to Trauma Informed Education

Resiliency, Hope and Wellness

Prior to joining the university, I was a middle and high school teacher. I absolutely LOVE teaching and working with all students, but in particular, students who have been labeled as “at-risk”.

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About me

Hello! I’m

Dr.Brenda Morton

Hello! I am Dr. Brenda Morton, an Associate Professor in teacher preparation, a Fulbright Scholar, and researcher. Prior to joining the university, I was a middle and high school teacher. I absolutely LOVE teaching and working with all students, but in particular, students who have been labeled as “at-risk”. You know the students I am talking about; those who almost dare you to make education interesting, or worth their time! During my last year of teaching at the high school, I had two students who were in foster care. Getting to know the students and the situation that ended up with removal from their home opened my eyes to an invisible population of students. A year later, we became certified foster parents, and our family grew from four to eight when we welcomed four siblings to our family.

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My Blogs

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Recent Research

Highlights of Research

Creating a trauma-informed rural community:

Morton, B.M. & Berardi, A. (accepted & in press, 2018). A university-school district model. A chapter accepted for a volume in the Current Perspectives on School/University/Community Research Series, Information Age Publishing.

Growing up fast:

Morton, B. (2017). Implications for foster youth when self-reliance and adulthood collide. Children & Youth Services Review, 82, 156-161.

The grip of trauma:

Morton, B. (2018). How trauma disrupts the academic aspirations of foster youth. Child Abuse & Neglect.74, 73-81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.04.021

Trauma-informed school programming:

Morton, B.M. &Berardi, A. (2017). Applications for Mental Health professionals and Educator partnerships. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma.https://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-017-0160-1

Trauma Informed Education

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If you are interested in having me speak or present trauma-informed workshops, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page or email me at traumainformeded@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

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Oregon 97062

Want to learn more about transforming your school to a trauma-informed model? I am here to help!