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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.
Read the Center for Public Service’s spotlight on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and how they are raising awareness about this serious epidemic.
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.
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.
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
“I am so happy to be in the field I love…I feel like I’m
really making a difference in children’s lives!”
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.
Learn more about the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s World Drug Day and help support the fight against drug abuse.
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.
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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