Student Reflections on Shared Trauma: One Year Later

Shari Bloomberg, Carol Tosone, Valencia M. Agordo, Emily Armato, Christine Belanga, Brian Casanovas, Alexandra Cosenza, Brittany Downer, Rachel Eisen, Angela Giardina, Sarina Gupta, Tracey Horst, Julie Gayer Kris, Samantha Leon, Baiyang Li, Madison Montalbano, Sara Moye, Jennifer Pifer, Jeana Piliere, Elizabeth ReaganDana Reszutek, Jennifer Salop, Dominique Smith, Lesley Tzintzun, Sarina Yakubova, Danielle Zinman

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Abstract

In March of 2021, as the world marked the first anniversary since COVID-19 altered our reality, graduate social work students in Dr. Carol Tosone’s Evidence-Based Trauma class at NYU considered the challenges of learning about trauma treatment while simultaneously living through a global trauma. Students reflected on their home lives, school experiences, field placements, mental health challenges, feelings of burnout, and the added complexities of racial disparities and injustices. Students also shared their coping mechanisms and hope for the future. This paper aims to provide insight into their varied experiences while relating their struggles and demonstrating their pathways toward resiliency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-75
JournalClinical Social Work Journal
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2022

Keywords

  • Burnout
  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • Racial trauma
  • Resilience
  • Shared trauma
  • Social work education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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