by Anna Boutin-Cooper, Research & Visual Arts Librarian, Franklin & Marshall College The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA) defines trauma as “an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being.”  With this definition in mind, it’s easy to see how the current national climate — struck between witnessing the glaring inequality of race-based violence and police brutality amidst a global pandemic — can cause trauma in ourselves, our students, ourRead More →