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Q&A: Trauma & Disaster Recovery Clinic Offers Free Services to Families Affected by Wildfires

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GSPP Communications Team

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This week’s snow finally provided what Colorado’s mountains needed to help bring an end to the 2020 wildfire season. What made this year’s fire season worse than in prior years was the size of the fires — the four largest conflagrations in state history all occurred this year. Of those four fires, the East Troublesome Fire razed the most structures. More than 300 homes and between 100 and 200 secondary structures such as barns and garages were destroyed.

The Trauma and Disaster Recovery Clinic (TDRC) at GSPP provides support to individuals and communities experiencing stress and trauma. Travis Heath is director of the clinic and works with individuals facing hardships. He answered some questions for the DU Newsroom regarding the trauma some Colorado communities may be experiencing and how DU can help.

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