CTAC is one of the few transdisciplinary clinical assessment teams in Michigan. The clinical team is made up of professionals from social work, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and medicine.
Serving children who have been abused or neglected.
The Southwest Michigan Children’s Trauma Assessment Center was established to provide assessments for children who have experienced trauma and adverse childhood experiences. The CTAC team also provides professional training and coordinates projects in order to create trauma-informed systems and services.
Dr. Jim Henry, professor in the School of Social Work and program director at WMU's Children's Trauma and Assessment Center, was the 2016 recipient of the Sue Smith Outstanding Social Worker Award at the 35th Annual University of Michigan Child Abuse and Neglect Conference.
The Southwest Michigan Children's Trauma Assessment Center is expanding its work under the Breakthrough Series Collaborative as part of their five-year Administration for Children and Families federal grant project.
The Southwest Michigan Children’s Trauma Assessment Center (CTAC) at Western Michigan University was recently awarded over $22,000 in supportive grant funds from the United Way of the Greater Kalamazoo and Battle Creek Region.
The Southwest Michigan Children’s Trauma Assessment Center, in partnership with ISAAC's Early Education Task Force and the Raising Kalamazoo County collaborative has received commitment from eight of the 10 Kalamazoo county school districts to engage in an introductory session with CTAC to help make the school district more trauma informed.