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What is PTSD and what does it have to do with sexual assault?

PTSD stands for post traumatic stress disorder. PTSD is a diagnosis which suggests that someone has endured an extreme trauma and is having resulting symptoms. PTSD is commonly associated with veterans of war who return from overseas. 71 more words

Helping A Friend

"In Her Shoes" event preview

KIMT – News 3 – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and today folks in our area will have the opportunity to glimpse into a day in the life of an abuse victim. 205 more words

Iowa

Is Your City Over-Criminalized?

Is your city arresting and jailing substance abusers, the mentally ill, and the homeless? There’s a more humane and cost-effective way to deal with people who have these problems. 150 more words

Social

To Post or Not to Post?

Rule number one in any crisis situation is not to cover it up. Remember the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989? The company tried to hide it from the general public and then, all of a sudden news stories about endangered ocean life filled the wavelengths. 1,100 more words

What to do in a mental health crisis


Parents, peers or guardians need to know what to do when a situation gets out of control and a teen poses a danger to him/herself, or others. 761 more words

Adolescent Psychiatry

Disappointing results on training the police

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published a front page story today about the disappointing results from Crisis Intervention Team training of the Milwaukee Police Department. After the well meaning rhetoric, there are too many untrained police and unnecessary deaths in police custody. 63 more words

African-Americans

Tools for Practice Tuesday - Virtual Hope Box

Tools for Practice Tuesday- Virtual Hope Box

For the second week in a row the folks at the #SPSM Twitter Chat (Suicide Prevention and Social Media) knocked it out of the park with a really awesome piece of technology. 146 more words

Social Work