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Wayne State University Interdisciplinary Trauma-Informed Collaboration (ITIC)

Wayne State University (School of Social Work, College of Nursing and Department of Psychology)

4-Year IHE

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Psychology students; Pediatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner students; MSW students

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers AND improving the quality of healthcare workforce

Workforce Issue Addressed

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession; training current healthcare professionals in new techniques or practices


Wayne State University received over $1.9 million from HRSA to train graduate students and community-based healthcare professionals in Trauma-Informed assessment and clinical intervention and treatment for at-risk behaviors in youth in medically-underserved communities in Detroit. MSW students, pediatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) students and doctoral psychology (PhD) students will receive interprofessional education and interprofessional clinical learning experiences in integrated primary care settings. Over the period of the grant, Wayne State University expects to train 104 graduate students at at least 80 community-based health care professionals.

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