Online Program

Research Perspectives on Trauma : Mitigating the Impact of Natural Disasters and War on Survivors

Wednesday, November 4, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
This session addresses the impact of disaster exposure on mental health symptoms – with a careful look at housing instability and economic burden. The session ends on a hopeful note with a study addressing the role of service dogs in breaking social isolation and interrupting the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Session Objectives: Explain and compare the relationship between mental health status and housing instability in a post-disaster setting Describe generalizable impacts of disasters on population mental health and demonstrate techniques for conducting cross-cohort analyses. Evaluate the effectiveness of service dogs on improving psychiatric outcomes among veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Lisa Razzano, PhD, CPRP
Ben Selkow, Documentary Film Director and Producer

Service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder: Findings from the PAWS Study   
Carla Green, PhD, MPH, Bobbi Jo Yarborough, PsyD, Scott Stumbo, M.A., Micah Yarborough, M.A., Ashli Owen-Smith, PhD, Joy St. Peter, Michelle Nelson, PhD and Bonita Bergin, EdD

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Organized by: Mental Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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