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.
, Documentary Film Director and Producer
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Organized by: Mental Health
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)