Grant helps with long-term trauma recovery after mudslide

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences SPOKANE, Wash. – Exposure to trauma in childhood can create lifelong emotional, health and behavior risks. To help people work through Washington’s March 2014 Oso/Highway 530 landslide, the American Red Cross has given Washington State University researchers $100,000.

Grant funds follow-up to Oso, Marysville/Pilchuck tragedies

By Darin Watkins, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University study will place microphones in popular gathering spots of the traumatized communities of Oso and Marysville/Pilchuck, Wash., along with posted questions from news media. The goal is to determine if this method provides for journalism that is effective yet […]

Gates Foundation funds expand trauma intervention

Natalie Turner, assistant director of the Washington State University Area Health Educations Center, leads a workshop for Bemiss Elementary School teachers. Photo courtesy of Jane Stevens, editor   SPOKANE, Wash. – Children in two Seattle Public Schools elementary schools will soon have a better chance at academic success, thanks to a collaborative effort to […]

Nurses face to face with war trauma

Many people know or have known the perils of war. Some of our faculty, and current and former students have either served in previous wartime units or are currently deployed as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Wartime nursing is similar in many ways to our modern day trauma and emergency room situations. Military nurses work […]

$450,000 grant supports program for coping with traumatic injury to brain, spinal cord

Dennis Dyck and Dr. Bruce Becker are recipients of a $450,000 grant to develop a first-of-its-kind support program for people with traumatic brain or spinal cord injury and their families. The National Institute of Disabilities and Education Research awarded the grant. The researchers’ structured management strategy will help patients and their families cope by providing […]