Samaritas Behavioral Health Program has collaborated with WMU - Children's Trauma Assessment Team and the State of Michigan Department of Health & Human Services to provide comprehensive Trauma Assessments and Attachment Assessments for children. Samaritas holds firm to a trauma informed, evidence-based, neurodevelopmental focused assessment model.
Exposure to potentially traumatic events can affect a child's functioning in cognitive, affective, behavioral and physiological domains. Early detection of childhood trauma can minimize psychological and physiological risk of children. The goal of the Trauma Assessment is to assess the impact to children following exposure to traumatic events and make recommendations for appropriate services to alleviate the impacts of trauma on the child's life, supporting their wellbeing in home and school settings.
Referrals for Trauma Assessments are completed by your Child Welfare Worker. Please find here: The directions on how to complete the referral are provided by the DHHS. When making a referral, you must use the Michigan DHHS-5594 referral form, which can be found here: Trauma Assessment Referral