Biddle co-writes op-ed for EdWeek about trauma-responsive care for students

Catharine Biddle, associate professor of educational leadership, co-wrote an opinion piece for EdWeek with Mark Tappan and Lyn Mikel Brown, professors of education at Colby College, about trauma-responsive care for students. “To heal, however, we need educators and young people to feel empowered. The connection between agency, empowerment, and mental health is well documented. In health-service settings, trauma-responsive care requires listening to patients carefully, empowering them to make decisions about their care, and supporting them in taking charge of their own healing,” the article read. Biddle, Tappan and Brown are the co-authors of the forthcoming book “Trauma-Responsive Schooling: Centering Student Voice and Healing.”