The Center for Traumatic Stress Research was founded in 2012 by Dr. Cirecie West-Olatunji, a counselor educator. The focus of the research center team is to investigate the psychological and emotional effects of trauma on individuals, families, and communities due to:
- Cultural hegemony in education
- Natural and human-made disasters
- Child sexual abuse (CSA)
The investigators also seek to discover empirically tested clinical interventions that mitigate the effects of traumatic stress for client populations.