BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Bloomington presented at the Bloomington Academic Advising Council (BAAC) spring 2018 conference on Monday, Feb. 12. Eliza Erxleben, director of academic advising, and Melissa Stone, Indiana University Confidential Victim Advocate, presented a breakout session titled, “Trauma-Informed Advising.”

Discussions included how trauma affects the brain and body and its impact on students. Session attendees also completed an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) questionnaire.

The conference was held at the Indiana Memorial Union, and both Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College advisors attended the conference. Plenary speaker Dr. Jenny Bloom presented about “Advancing Appreciative Advising.” Breakout sessions on 18 topics were offered, including A Roundtable Discussion on Critical Theory and Advising, Supporting Students: Through Anxiety, Toward Resilience, Beyond Safe Spaces, Supporting Trans students and many more.


About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.