Trauma is a frequent focus of practice in social work. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in veterans and soldiers, depression and anxiety in survivors of trafficking and abuse, complicated mourning in survivors of disaster, suicide and homicide, and many other health and mental health conditions are the result of trauma. Whether responding to the fertilizer plant explosion in West or preparing to work with survivors of sex trafficking in Cambodia, Garland School of Social Work students and graduates are engaged in trauma work. A number of faculty members in the School are engaged in practice preparation, research, and publication in the area of trauma response. This initiative includes intentional focus on direct practice and community practice responses to trauma.
The objectives of the trauma initiative include:
Students can participate in the following ways: