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TEAM Conference focuses on Trauma-Informed Care

TEAM Conference WSU Spokane

TEAM Conference WSU Spokane

For the second year in a row, our campus hosted the TEAM Conference for first responders and mental health professionals.

The conference – put on through a collaboration among WSU Spokane, the Spokane Police and Fire departments, and Frontier Behavior Health – explored Trauma-Informed Care, and focused on response, resiliency and recovery.

The goal was for those from all of the professions present to understand how to deal with trauma, and some of the reasons why our bodies react to certain traumatic situations.

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TEAM Conference brings first responders, mental health professionals together

WSU Spokane TEAM Conference

WSU Spokane TEAM Conference

WSU Spokane was the setting this week for the TEAM Conference, a two-day event that brought first responders and mental health professionals together to discuss ways our community can work together on issues of mental health.

Research from our campus played a big role in having the conference on campus.

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Health Sciences Update Features Autism, Criminal Justice Research

Health Sciences Update Taping

The latest episode of the Health Sciences Update – airing on Comcast channel 17 in the greater Spokane area – features discussions on two types of research.

The first segment features Georgina Lynch from our Speech and Hearing Sciences department talking about her research on autism. The second segment features Bryan Vila and Steve James, both in our Criminal Justice department, talking about their innovative research.

View past episodes of the Health Sciences Update.

Research Leads to Changes in Police Department Policies

WSU Criminal Justice

WSU Criminal Justice

(Ed. Note: The latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine is available as a PDF here. It is also distributed statewide to WSU alumni and friends. We will share a story each day from the latest issue on the blog. Enjoy!)

By Kevin Dudley

Research conducted in the Criminal Justice program at WSU Spokane has succeeded in changing practices and policies of local and national law enforcement agencies, as well as connected local law enforcement more strongly to the University.

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KING TV in Seattle Features WSU Spokane Police Reaction Lab

WSU Spokane Research
WSU Spokane Research
KING TV Screen Grab

Researchers in our Criminal Justice department are once again gaining attention for their innovative research on police decision-making.

In the past few days, KING TV in Seattle aired two stories featuring the research:

WSU lab studies the science behind police shootings

Shoot or don’t shoot? A reporter is put to the test

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