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Integrating research, clinical experience, and trauma-informed approaches to help individuals, families, and communities heal and develop resiliency 

Hello! I'm Dr. Matthew Vasquez, an associate professor of social work at the University and Northern Iowa, and co-founder of the Gulf Coast Trauma Institute. I provide expert consultation to social service organizations, mental health agencies, schools, and businesses regarding the impact of trauma, trauma-informed care practices, resiliency building strategies, and overall mental wellness. If you would like to learn more about working together to lessen the impact of trauma, building resilience, and becoming more trauma-informed, please contact me

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Exciting update!

I recently started a consulting company that focuses on personalized, expert, and high quality trauma-informed care and mental health training and consulting called the Gulf Coast Trauma Institute. Our team is composed of national and regional experts in trauma, trauma-informed care, clinical practice, mental health and wellness, and research and evaluation. Although our area of focus in the South/Gulf Coast region, we can provide high quality consultation to anywhere in the country. I've linked many of the consulting/training opportunities from GCTI site to provide an updated list of services. 

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My Services

 Below is a listing of my services and training opportunities. Selecting on any of these links will bring you to our Gulf Coast Trauma Institute page. Please see the Speaking Events page for a current list of training/speaking engagements open to the public. 

My Services

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Who we Serve

Explore how we can provide high-quality, trauma-informed care support to your specific organization.



Discover how our expertise and partnerships can support your organization’s health and wellness goals.

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Professional Training

View the current offerings of our highly popular in-person and online workshops and trainings.

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