Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Seminar at CF
May 23, 2012
A Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder seminar for veterans by veterans will be held on Tuesday, June 5, at the College of Central Florida Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The seminar will be held in the Ewers Century Center, Room 107, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and is co-sponsored by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at CF and the Vines Hospital.
PSTD is an anxiety disorder that can occur after you have been through a traumatic event, including combat or military exposure, child sexual or physical abuse, terrorist attacks, sexual or physical assault, a serious accident or natural disaster, according to the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
The seminar will provide information about PTSD and resources for its treatment. The seminar will be of value to veterans who are experiencing any of the symptoms of PTSD or family members who are living with veterans with PTSD. Others who suffer from noncombat related trauma will also benefit.
The featured speaker for this seminar is Stephen Archbold, a veteran, licensed mental health counselor and Certified Addiction Professional. Joining in the presentation will be Craig Woodacre, also a veteran and a registered mental health counseling intern.
One of the new directions of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at the College of Central Florida is to positively impact the lives of veterans and military families. Participants at the June 5 seminar will have an opportunity to identify other needs of veterans and suggest ways that retired senior volunteers can help improve the lives of veterans and their families.
For more information or to make reservations to attend the PTSD seminar, please call 352-291-4444.