Trauma Response


The Trauma Outreach and Prevention Team facilitates workshops and trainings
upon the request of faculty, staff, student organizations and the greater campus
community. These workshops include educational programming around issues
related to trauma including coping after a traumatic experience, supporting others
who have experienced a traumatic event, sexual assault and interpersonal violence
prevention, bystander intervention, and many more.


Current Outreaches

• Unapologetically Seeking Help: Prioritizing Mental Well-Being
• The Interaction Between Sex and Mental Well-Being
• Healthy Relationships
• Common Trauma Reactions
• Sexual Assault Ally Training
• A Stalking Presentation at the WRC Stalking Conference
• Sexual Assault Awareness Month



  1. The primary purpose of a Trauma Response is to provide prompt response to students at the university who are involved in or directly affected by incidents that are traumatic or emergency in nature. These responses are primarily to address common emotional responses to traumatic events and provide emotional, psychological and academic resources available at the University of Illinois.
  2. The Counseling Center provides preventive services and information to members of the university community who request it. We can also link students to aftercare services for those individuals and groups who are affected by a traumatic incident and could benefit.
  3. Trauma responses are conducted in collaboration with the Office of the Dean of Students and other campus partners who are involved in the critical incident.
  4. Trauma responses can vary dependent on the needs of those requesting the response. The Counseling Center and/or the Office of the Dean of Students representative will work with the requestor to discuss needs, resources and content during the trauma response.



• We Care
• Women’s Resource Center
• Brochures (Abuse, Healthy Relationships, Trauma, Sexual Violence)


For more information, please contact Counseling Center at 217-333-3704.