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    In June, the Center for Public Service is honoring several national and global recognition days. Abused Women and Children Awareness Day, World Elder Abuse Day, and International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking all fall into the realm of Public Service. Below you will find articles written by College of Public Service faculty, student spotlights, as well as government and non-profit organizations that help to create, promote, and encourage awareness in these areas of public service.

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    Government Spotlight: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)

    Read the Center for Public Service’s spotlight on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and how they are raising awareness about this serious epidemic.

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    Faculty Article: Editorial for World Elder Abuse Day

    By Lauren Young, LCSW Kaplan University Instructor, Human Services Department  


    Adjunct instructor Lauren Young discusses the rise in elder abuse and the role of the caregiver in protecting the elderly.

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    Faculty Article: Addressing the Causes of Elder Abuse Is a Critical Component to Aging Health Policy

    By David Thomason, PhD,  Public Administration Department, Social and Behavioral Sciences 


    David Thomason, Kaplan University Public Administration instructor discusses how addressing the causes of elder abuse is a critical component to aging health policy.

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    Faculty Article: Childhood Sexual Abuse—Long-term Effects and Hope for Effective Treatment

    By Patricia Chandler, Psychology Department, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences


    Adjunct faculty Tricia Chandler discusses the long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse and hope for effective treatment

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    CPS - Anetra McClain

    Anetra McClain, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Child Development Graduate; Master of Science in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis Student

    “I am so happy to be in the field I love…I feel like I’m really making a difference in children’s lives!”

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    Faculty Article: Teen Dating Violence

    By Jennifer Jewell,  Human Services Adjunct Instructor, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences


    Human Service Department instructor Jennifer Jewell reviews the epidemic of teen dating violence and how parents can help protect their children from being a victim.

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    Non-Profit Spotlight: World Drug Day: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

    Learn more about the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s World Drug Day and help support the fight against drug abuse.

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    CPS - Cheri Schumann

    Using Her Firsthand Experience to Help Others Live Clean and Sober

    Cheri Schumann is a Kaplan University psychology graduate whose dream was to become a substance abuse counselor to help people struggling with addiction. Read her story to learn more about her journey to start a career in the addictions field.

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    Center for Public Resources

    Visit the Center for Public Services Resources section for a listing of abuse hotlines and websites dedicated to providing information and support to teens in troubled situations.


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