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State University of West Georgia, Georgia Center for Traumatology records

Identifier: UA-0005-41

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between SUWG Psychology faculty members Dr. Schor and Dr. Brewer) about initating a Traumotology Center at SUWG's Newnan Campus with the assistance of Michelle Fambro and Pam Reeves. Topics included finances and monies awarded, research on other programs similar to the Traumatology Center, and proposals for use by the Carroll County Sherriff's Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.


  • 2002

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In 2002, the State University of West Georgia initiated a Center for Traumatology to provide training for first responders, i.e., police, firefighters, nurses. This program was to be a certification training program that would offer qualified individuals the opportunity to become behavioral trauma specialists. The program was to explore the physical and emotional aspects of trauma, on-site crisis intervention strategies, and cultural issues in diverse populations using both individual and group intervention techniques.

The training center was to be headed by Dr. Bruce Brewer, Director of UWG’s Career Services and executive director of the Institute for Organizational Change with assistance from Pamela Howard and Michelle Fambro, the Center’s director and associate director, who had assisted with crises including 9/11 and the bombing of Centennial Park, and also Dr. Larry Schor of the SUWG Psychology Department. The program had state-wide backing from people such as Ralph Stone of the GBI; Gary McConnell, director of the Georgia Emergency Management Association; and Buster Meadows, Chief of Police for the City of Newnan. A 15,000 grant was secured with the help of Tracy Stallings, Jack West, Senator Nathan Dean, and Governor Roy Barnes. In the end, the program was not implemented due to differences of opinion over how the program should be handled between the Psychology Department and the Center for Traumatology.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)




Correspondence and other material related to the proposed Georgia Center for Traumatology.


Files arranged in chronological order

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred at an unknown date, prior to 2012

State University of West Georgia, Georgia Center for Traumatology records
MacKenzie Wright
February 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States