Tackling Trauma

Megan Holmes

From the Fall/Winter 2022 Think Magazine

When the city of Cleveland launched ambitious plans to scale up mental health services for residents, it turned to the nonprofit Frontline Services and Case Western Reserve’s Center on Trauma and Adversity for help.

Megan Holmes, PhD, associate professor at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the center’s founding director, helped ensure the effectiveness of the training at the city’s 22 recreation centers that highlighted how poverty and stress affect child development. The goal was to implement a new approach to increase awareness about the ways trauma affects the centers’ staff and young visitors.

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