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Our mission is to promote health and wellness for underserved and at-risk populations through research, education and community development.



Traumatic stress is commonly recognized as a public health crisis, resulting in negative health, social, and emotional outcomes throughout a person’s life. By recognizing trauma as a common problem and responding early to the needs of individuals and communities with trauma histories, we strive to create robust, responsive, compassionate systems which lead to virtuous cycles of repair


Contact Us:
P.O. Box 1495, Spokane, WA 99210-1495 | 509-358-7640 | Contact Us


Current Events

CAFRU presented a three-part lecture series on the nature of human development across the lifespan. Click on the link below for more information:

Lecture Series: OUR Community, OUR health, OUR future



Through our research we strive to promote health and wellness for underserved and at-risk populations. Click the link below for more information on our research projects:




Our Focus-Complex Trauma

What is Complex Trauma? Complex trauma is the unpredictable and chronic exposure to a cluster of events, most often within a child’s care-giving system, that is intended to be a child’s primary source of safety and stability. Click the link below for more information.

Complex Trauma