Introducing the Institute

We established the Institute for Building Resilience through Trauma-Informed Practices (I-BRTIP) at Columbia College to serve as a leading resource and advocate for resilience-building trauma-informed practices.

We know that trauma is undiagnosed, under-treated, and overrepresented and its impact is pervasive. Our dedicated institute on campus champions the use of trauma-informed practices and helps individuals build resilience. We hope to influence countless issues, like systemic racism, proactive and humane law enforcement, economic equity, criminal justice, educational opportunity, and the affirmation of human dignity and mutual respect.

Central to Our Mission

Social justice has been a centerpiece of our mission at Columbia College since our founding in 1854. By focusing on building resilience through trauma-informed practices, we're eager to make a social justice impact in education, across organizations, and in our communities.