Pediatric Trauma Program

University of Chicago Stress, Trauma and Resilience Program (U-STAR):  Director Sonya Mathies Dinizulu, PhD

The U-STAR program provides trauma-informed assessments, diagnosis, and empirically supported trauma treatments for pediatric patients who have experienced traumatic experiences, ranging from natural disasters to violence in the home or community. U-STAR clinicians services children, adolescents and young adults (19-25).


Recovery & Empowerment After Community Trauma (REACT) Clinic: Co–Directors, Sonya Mathies Dinizulu, PhD and Seeba Anam, MD

Pediatric patients who have experienced community violence (past and/or present exposures) are referred to the REACT Clinic to receive trauma-informed psychiatric and psychological assessments to determine the impact of community violence affecting overall functioning in youth.  The assessment process is followed by a feedback session for the family, which includes treatment recommendations to address presenting concerns.  REACT clinicians services children, adolescents, and young adults (19-25).