Center Overview

Exterior view of Mandel School

Due to its widespread impact and long-term effects, trauma has emerged as a significant public health concern throughout the world. It is now the focus of a new training and research center at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, the top-ranked school of social work at Case Western Reserve University located in Cleveland, Ohio. The Center on Trauma and Adversity (Trauma Center) was established on April 2, 2018, by a group of Mandel School faculty with expertise in trauma and clinical social work. This research and training center was created to respond to the need for trauma-focused research and the development of trained social workers who can effectively assess, intervene, and treat people and communities affected by trauma—to help them experience healing, overcome adversity, reduce suffering, and achieve recovery and resilience.