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'Post Traumatic Stress Disorder' Focus of UWFox Scholars Series Session

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is hosting its next Scholars Series presentation on November 15, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Perry Hall. The presentation is entitled, “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,” or PTSD, and features a three-person panel discussion that’s expected to provide multiple insights into what many of the nation’s returning military veterans, and their families, are dealing with.

Panelists include UWFox student and former U.S. Army Sergeant Steve Acheson, an Iraqi war veteran; Cheryl J. Huff, Psy.D., Outpatient Mental Health Clinic staff member at the John H. Bradley CBOC in Appleton; and Chris Zaglifa, LCSW, SAC, Wausau Community Outpatient Clinic, Department of Veterans Affairs, staff member.  The panel will be facilitated by Renee Gralewicz, Ph.D., associate professor of Anthropology and Sociology at UWFox and former U.S. Army officer.

PTSD is a serious injury that has become more prevalent in recent years.  Zaglifa will discuss some of the current research surrounding the disorder, while Huff will explain how exploration into this current information is being used in treatment centers, like the Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Appleton. 

Knowing what types of services that are available for veterans is only part of the picture.  Acheson will share details of his experiences with treatment and its availability. 

The audience will be invited to join in by asking questions of the panel.

The Scholars Series is free and open to the public, with unreserved seating. For more information about the Scholars Series and this presentation, contact the UWFox Office of University Relations, 920-832-2611, email david.hager@uwc.edu, or visit www.uwfox.uwc.edu.

Posted 11/9/2010