The Southwest Michigan Children's Trauma Assessment Center at Western Michigan University recognizes that exposure to potentially traumatic events can affect child functioning within the cognitive, affective, behavioral and physiological domains.
Many symptoms can subsequently be manifested, including hypervigilance, withdrawal, sleeping difficulties, depression, and significant mood swings. Often, such symptoms may not be immediately revealed. Early detection of child trauma can minimize psychological and physiological risk to children.
The goal of the center is to assess the impact to children following exposure to traumatic events and/or suspected fetal alcohol exposure. The target population is children, ages three months to 17 years, entering foster care due to experiences of child abuse and/or neglect. Children with other traumatic experiences are also considered for assessment.
Evidence based mental health treatments are also available on a limited basis. We also offer professional trainings in trauma informed assessment and treatment modalities.
The Southwest Michigan Children's Trauma Assessment Center is located at:
1000 Oakland Dr
Kalamazoo MI 49008 USA