Time to Prepare for Election and Its Aftermath: Make Trauma Toolboxes Now!

Karen Gross
Nov 2, 2020

Worried about the election and possible violence? Me too, regardless of outcome. This creates anxiety and tension and possible trauma. This isn’t good for anyone. Our autonomic nervous systems are on high alert and likely the absence of a definitive outcome on election night will cause more issues in our minds and bodies.

Can you hear a wee yipes?

Consider making trauma toolboxes for adults and children, teachers and students and families and communities. Be prepared. Order this how-to guide and there is time to both vote and create trauma toolboxes.


They can be created easily and as a guide explains, they can help us all to deal with acute and deferred trauma.

Try them. It is better than doing nothing about one’s feelings.

So, please vote and please create a trauma toolbox. Now is when both are needed.



Karen Gross

Author, Educator, Artist & Commentator; Former President, Southern Vermont College; Former Senior Policy Advisor, US Dept. of Education; Former Law Professor