Professional Enrichment Day 2023

Tuesday, August 29, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

“Expanding the capacity to create culture of belonging in the University: Trauma Informed Care in Practice to support SMU students”

Three years of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken effects on all of us personally and professionally. The aftermath has effected both our mental and physical health and changed our ways of socialization and work. Individually we are processing and centering in a new normal, all the while being present for our students and others at the University.

2023 Professional Enrichment Day focuses on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at a Healthcare University level engaging trauma informed care so to help SMU faculty and staff support SMU students by ways of best practice.

Breakout sessions will focus on SMU Veterans students, and LGBTQ+ communities.

Event Objectives:

  1. Define what trauma is.
  2. Recognize the manifestations of trauma in college students.
  3. Identify student populations at-risk of trauma.
  4. Explain the significance and principles of a trauma-informed lens.
  5. Demonstrate the practical application of trauma-informed care at the campus level.
  6. Demonstrate the practical application of trauma-informed care at the classroom level.
  7. Implement effective self-care strategies to prevent compassion fatigue while practicing trauma-informed care. 

Please complete the  Event Feedback Survey  at the end of the day.

Continuing Education Units

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COVID Update

Although SMU does not have new changes to the masking policy, you are likely aware of the increasing COVID cases in the Bay Area. Please take into consideration your health and risks and mask accordingly. 

Program Agenda 

In-person and Hybrid from Oakland Bechtel Room.

9:00 – 9:20 Welcome

Opening by 
Dr. Catherine Tanner
FDC Chair

Provost Brian Clocksin

9:20 – 9:30 

Wellness Check
Dr. Alice Vestergaard

9:30 – 10:45 Keynote and Q&A

Introduction of the Keynote Speaker
Provost Brian Clocksin

Dr. Patricia Nabal, DNP, BS, FNP, RN-BC  
About Dr. Nabal

10:45 – 11:00 Preview to Breakout Sessions

Preview to Breakout sessions / Break

11:00 – 12:00

Lunch in the Atrium - available to in person attendees who submitted RSVP.

12:10 – 1:10 Breakout Session 1

Veteran Community, HEC-311
Erica Silvestre, Director of Military and Veterans Success Center

LGBTQ+ Community, Bechtel Room
Sam Alavi-Irvine, Director of Center for Community Engagement 
Vivie Nguyen, Assistant Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

1:20 – 2:20 Breakout Session 2 

Repeat sessions above.

2:30 – 2:50 Closing 

Wrap Up
Dr. Cynthia Stacy

Dr. Catherine Tanner
FDC Chair

2:50 – 3:00 Transition to Town Hall 

Provost Brian Clocksin and President Ching-Hua Wang 

3:00 - 4:00 Town Hall

Transitions to Town Hall 
President Ching-Hua Wang

4:00 - 5:00 

Retirement celebration in honor of  
Dr. Celeste Villanueva and Dr. Michael Negrete

The Faculty Development Committee is pleased to offer continuing education units to nursing and occupational therapy attendees at this event. If you wish to receive CEUs for attendance at Professional Enrichment Day, please complete the “sign in” and “sign out” surveys for your respective profession.  To receive CEUs, you will be required to complete the feedback surveys at the end of the day.  Your certificates will be emailed to you within 90 days after the event.

Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 11258, for 5.0 contact hours. Attendance at this event is free of charge.

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