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PTSD 101 for Family & Friends: Support & Education Workshop
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
1:00 PM- 3:00 PM (EST)
Coatesville VAMC - Building 57, 2nd Floor, Rm 255
For family members, friends, and significant others of Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Veterans themselves do not attend this workshop.
Group Description: This is a 2-hour educational workshop about PTSD that is repeated once per month. The goals of the workshop are to provide information about PTSD symptoms, PTSD treatment, communication strategies, and how to best support your loved one through their mental health care.
Development and symptoms of PTSD
The impact of avoidance
Effective treatments for PTSD
How to best support and encourage a Veteran in their health care
The impact of PTSD on relationships
Strategies to de-escalate intense emotions
Self-care and support for loved ones
Other family resources at the VA and in the community
Any adult family member, friend, or significant other is welcome to attend.
For more information, please contact Catherine Wallace, Ph.D. at (610) 384-7711, x6818