Deployment Psychology Blog
Some time ago I was in a family’s living room talking to a group who had come to the US as war refugees. Many had been tortured before fleeing their homeland, before finding safe haven in the US. I had been invited there to talk about PTSD and effective treatment. Many in the room likely suffered with the disorder, but if so, called it “nervousness” and referred to themselves or those with the problem as, “he’s crazy now…too bad.”
The horrors of war, the deaths, imprisonment and torture leave an indelible mark on the human psyche. PTSD, however, a psychiatric diagnosis, does not have to be part of the lingering legacy of war. That was the main point of my talk…and to share resources for help.
The percentage of children in Department of Defense K-12 schools worldwide who received special education services in the school year 2011-2012, according to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report -- Military Dependents: Better Oversight Needed to Improve Services for Children with Special Needs.
Here's the latest batch of news from in and around CDP. First up, we've opened up registration for our newest week-long training session Dec. 3-7 in Blacksburg, VA. Visit the event's page here, to get more information or to sign up. Registration is also continuing for our Salt Lake City training event, which is going to be held Oct. 22-26.