Trauma Response Team


The Trauma Response Team at the Counseling Center provides a range of easily accessible and professional services to students, faculty, and staff members who are affected by traumatic incidents and/or psychological emergencies.


  1. The team’s primary purpose is to provide prompt response to students, faculty, and staff of the university community who are involved in or directly affected by incidents that are of a traumatic or emergency nature. These responses are primarily to address the emotional and psychological needs of those involved.
  2. The team provides preventive services and information to members of the university community who request it. The team also provides aftercare service for those individuals and groups who are affected by a traumatic incident and would benefit from such services provided by the team.
  3. The team works in collaboration with the Office of the Emergency Dean  and other campus agencies and individuals who are involved in a critical incident. The group serves as a part of the information system with others involved in order to maximize the exchange of information and the availability of services without violating the confidentiality of students involved.

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