Home New

Dr. Brenda Morton

About Me

hello
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.

Welcome to Trauma Informed Education

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”.

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.

Trauma-Informed School Practices: Building Expertise to Transform Schools

My Blog Posts

Everyone is so busy and life moves pretty fast, so I really do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to check out my blog! 

Join the List

Recent Research

Highlights of Research

Psychological Trauma:

Morton, B. & *Braus, M. (2020). Art therapy in the time of COVID-19. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy. 12(1), 267-268.

The grip of trauma:

Morton, B. M. (2018). The grip of trauma:  How trauma disrupts the academic aspirations of foster youth. Child Abuse & Neglect74, 73–81. 

Growing up fast:

Morton, B. M. (2017).  Growing up fast: Implications for foster youth when self-reliance and adulthood collide. Children & Youth Services Review82, 156–161. 

Seeking safety, finding abuse:

Morton, B. (2015).  Seeking safety, finding abuse: Stories from foster youth on maltreatment and its impact on academic achievement. Child & Youth Services36(3), 205–225. 

Get In Touch!

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.

Generals

503-803-1174   

traumainformeded@gmail.com 

PO Box 4694 Tualatin
Oregon 97062