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Veterans with PTSD in the Classroom

Nov 06, 2013 | 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

VETERANS WITH POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) IN THE CLASSROOM
Jeff Clark, Presenter

This presentation will familiarize the audience on the process of PTSD and some crucial avenues for helping veterans succeed in the classroom.  There will be an overview of the history, definition, and symptoms of PTSD.  The presentation will provide a brief look into the world only a trauma survivor or combat veteran can see and will address ways that learning can be facilitated for the combat veteran. 

Several opportunities will be available to attend the presentation:
Wednesday, November 6, from 12:20 - 12:50 p.m. Brief overview of PTSD - Open to everyone  
Wednesday, November 6, from 1:00 - 2:15  p.m. More in depth session - Open to all students and faculty Designed to replace lecture for 1:00 classes  
Wednesday, November 6,  from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. This session open to faculty only and will be an opportunity to learn more about working with veterans in the classroom.  

Thursday, November 7, from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. More in depth session - Open to all students and faculty Designed to replace lecture for 9:30 classes.  
Thursday, November 7, 12:20 - 12:50 p.m. Brief overview of PTSD - Open to everyone.

All presentations will be held in the Multipurpose Room - 1st floor/JHG Building.

About the presenter:

Jeff Clark has been a registered nurse for 19 years.  He received both his Associate and Bachelor degrees from Eastern Kentucky University.  He is retired from the United States Military.  Specialty areas include: Emergency room nursing and Critical Care Transport.  He instituted new programs such as Combat Medic and Air Evac programs while serving in the military.  Jeff  has presented on the national and state level for Veterans Advocacy and Wounded Warrior with emphasis on Veterans returning to the classroom with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Practical Nursing at Somerset Community College.