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    In June, the Center for Public Service would like to recognize both National Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Day (June 27) and PTSD Awareness Month. PTSD is a mental health problem that can occur after someone goes through a traumatic event like war, assault, or disaster. Continue to read below about this disorder with our featured spotlight on the National Center for PTSD, as well as articles written by College of Public Service faculty with real-world experience in treating PTSD.

    We also invite you to read an amazing story about a Kaplan University student and soldier who risked his life to save a woman during the Boston Marathon bombing. See below to be inspired. 

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    Government Spotlight: National Center for PTSD

    Read the Center for Public Service’s spotlight on the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and how they are raising awareness about this serious condition.

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    CPS - Alyssa Gilston

    Faculty Article: Understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

    By Dr. Alyssa Gilston, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Instructor, Kaplan University 

     

    College of Social and Behavioral Sciences instructor Dr. Alyssa Gilston discusses how to gain a better understanding of clients with PTSD and how to develop an effective treatment plan.

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    CPS - Rebecca Glidewell

    Faculty Article: Posttaumatic Stress Disorder

    By Dr. Reba Glidewell, Instructor, Kaplan University School of Social and Behavioral Sciences 

     

    School of Social and Behavioral Sciences instructor Dr. Reba Glidewell discusses her experiences in treating veterans with PTSD and the growing number of veterans being incarcerated.

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    Kaplan University Student and Soldier Risks His Life to Save a Woman in the Boston Marathon Bombings

    Chris Spielhagen, 34, is a Team Sergeant in the 10th Special Forces Group in Fort Carson, Colorado, and a student at Kaplan University. Born and raised in Boston, he went with his wife and daughter to run the Boston Marathon and to see his extended family. Two minutes after he crossed the finish line, the nightmare began.

    His Story

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