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An Online Student Resilience Project Responds to the Pandemic

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COVID-19 exposed the need for universities to develop trauma-informed interventions to bolster students’ well-being during times of crisis. Florida State University, a public institution with 40,000+ students, had such an intervention immediately available to students that was quickly adapted to fit their needs during the pandemic. The Student Resilience Project (SRP; strong.fsu.edu), a trauma-informed interactive website, offered students free and socially distant access to tools and university resources created to help students cope with stress, anxiety, and depression. A survey of students who used the site during the pandemic indicated that many used it to specifically address stressors related to COVID-19. Additionally, mental health disparities among students of color, women, and the LGBTQ+ community were identified. Future uses of this trauma-informed approach and adaptations are summarized.

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  • Trauma-informed interventions
  • COVID-19
  • College student well-being

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Oehme, K., Ray, E.C., Perko, A., Bradley, L., Arpan, L., Clark, J.J. (2021). An Online Student Resilience Project Responds to the Pandemic. In: Carello, J., Thompson, P. (eds) Lessons from the Pandemic. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-83849-2_5

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