Trauma Support

PCC Acute Care Team (ACT)

ACT staff members at the PCC are available to respond to students affected acutely by a traumatic event. 

Examples of traumatic events include (but not limited to):

  • Sexual assault (includes rape, sexual harassment, stalking, relationship violence)
  • Accidents
  • Being told you have a life-threatening illness
  • Violent personal assault, such as a physical attack, robbery, or mugging
  • Military combat
  • Natural or man-made disasters
  • Terrorist attack
  • Losing a loved one/bereavement
The immediate impact of events like these can be especially devastating if the survivor does not receive effective support to regain stability and safety. The ACT team at the PCC consists of clinicians who can assist students in providing a safe space and support with the personal impact of these events, some of which may include:
  • Recurring nightmares and/or memories of the event
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Increase in anxiety or depressed mood
  • Relationship or academic difficulties 
Please contact the PCC (322-2571) and ask to speak to or schedule an appointment with a member of the ACT team if you think you may benefit from this service or if you have recently experienced a traumatic event and would like support.  The student may request to speak with either a male or a female member of the ACT team.


Medical/Psychological Treatment:

Student Health Center 322-2427

VU Emergency Department 322-0160

Support and Advocacy Resources:

Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center Project Safe 322-SAFE (7233)

Vanderbilt University Police Department- Victim Services- 322-7846

Confidential Resources:

Psychological and Counseling Center 322-2571

Student Health Center 322-2427

Office of the University Chaplain & Religious Life 322-2457

To File a Report:

VUPD Emergency - 911 or 421-1911; Non-Emergency - 322-2745

VU Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services (EAD) 322-4705

VU Office of Student Accountability, Community Standards, & Academic Integrity 322-7868

Community Resources

Nashville Sexual Assault Center Crisis Line (800) 879-1999/(615) 256-8526

YWCA Crisis and Information Line (800) 334-4628/ (615) 242-1199

National Center for Victims of Crime Stalking Resource Center