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TCC Conversation TODAY! ACEs, COVID-19 Trauma, and Resilience...

Please join us on April 23, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., via Zoom: Click Here To Join The Conversation, for a Teaching and Creativity Center Conversation: "ACEs, COVID-19 trauma, and resilience as it relates to MCC Students and Bandwidth Recovery."

The 2019-20 TCC theme is A Year with Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization by Cia Verschelden. Verschelden's book focuses on the deleterious effects that structural racism, economic scarcity, and social ostracism have on the brains and bodies of students.

Rachael Marinelli Tachco, Director of Rochester AmeriCorps, will facilitate a conversation on some of the obstacles student face that may interfere with learning. She will discuss adverse childhood experiences and other trauma and how these impact student populations at MCC. She will also discuss COVID-19 trauma considerations. Attendees will take the ACEs and Resilience quizzes to examine ourselves in order to build empathy for others. Together we will discuss how to make our classrooms more equitable sites for learning.

Please see the attached handouts for this conversation. All faculty and staff are welcome. Questions or comments? Please contact Erin Strobl at


This event is designed to meet the following goal of the Teaching and Creativity Center:

  • Value our diversity and promote inclusivity

The particular outcomes for faculty are:

  • Expanding an understanding of equity and inclusion
  • Expanding awareness of student challenges and needs in order to provide a supportive, inclusive academic environment

Attached Files:
COVID 19 Trauma considerations.pdf
Got Your ACE.pdf

Strobl, Erin
Teaching and Creativity Center