Academic advisor presents at conference

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.