Trauma-Informed Practices in Higher Education: A Comprehensive Literature Review (2015–2023)

Hui Gao, Peng-Fei Chen, Lijuan Yao


The impact of trauma extends across various aspects of individual development, emotional regulation, and social behaviours, subsequently influencing academic performance, classroom engagement, and overall achievements in educational settings. Recognizing higher education as a pivotal stage in the educational system, it is imperative to address the development of trauma-informed practices at this level. This article aims to contribute to this discourse by systematically collecting and reviewing relevant literature pertaining to higher education and trauma-informed practices. Its objective is to organize and analyze the existing literature from 2015 to 2023 on the evolution of trauma-informed practices in higher education, elucidate its current developmental status, underscore its significance, and engage in a discussion regarding the implications and future directions for research in the field of trauma-informed higher education.

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