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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Seminar

Instructor: Rev. Dr. David Ervine, Director of Counseling, Day One

PTSD - "Anxiety and flashbacks triggered by a traumatic event. A dis-order in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. A condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock, typically involving disturbance of sleep and constant vivid recall of the experience, with dulled responses to others and to the outside world."

The number of Veterans and First Responders who have been diagnosed with PTSD has quintupled since 2000, We are seeing an increased number of them using drugs and/or alcohol as a means of self-medicating. Suicide rates have increased due to PTSD as well.

There is also a growing number of children who are becoming victims of abuse and neglect or who will experience a traumatic event during their childhood years. These children can develop PTSD that may carry into adulthood.

Goals and Objectives of Seminar:
* Statistics
* Definition
* Brief History
* How it develops
* Basic Comorbidities
* Who is At Risk
* Identification of Risk Factors
* Signs and Symptoms
* Triggers and Responses
* Diagnosis, Counseling and Treatments available
* Q & A

To register click on this link:
Deadline to register Thursday, March 26th.
Cost: $35. A certificate of completion will be given at the end. The seminar will equal 7 hours of CEU credit.

Rev. Dr. David Ervine - Qualifications and Experiences

• Assistant Professor, Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA, 2007 – present
• Professor, Penn Highlands Community College, Johnstown, PA
• Lecturer and Teacher about Drug and Alcohol, and PTSD issues to medical students at Saint Francis University
• Director of Counseling - Day One of Greater Altoona
• Program Director – Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center - Altoona
• Inpatient counselor, Pyramid Health Care, counseling those who are struggling with D&A, PTSD, and Mental Health issues, 2013 – 2019
• Private Practice, Counseling those struggling with PTSD and other issues, 1990 – present
• Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Salvation Army, 2008 – 2013
• Chaplain and Counselor, Nuremberg Military Hospital, Germany for our wounded soldiers, 1990 - 1995
• Dr. Ervine has worked with soldiers in the military over the years helping them deal with their drug and alcohol and PTSD issues.
• Seminar Lecturer for Day One of Greater Altoona on topics dealing with drug and alcohol addiction, PTSD, Trauma, Suicide and more

"If you want to learn practically anything and everything about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, I highly recommend this seminar. I have taken it a couple of times and learn something new each time. Our "Professor", Rev. Dr. Dave Ervine is a great communicator and has a unique way of presenting the information so that the student can easily understand it and apply it if needed. His stories and humor make the time fly by and has you wishing the seminar was longer. This seminar is fitting for those involved in the military, for first responders, counselors, those in the medical field, friends and family members of those challenged by PTSD, and the general public. Beyond talking about the trauma experienced by military personnel and first responders, "Professor" Ervine also dives deeply into how trauma that may have been experienced in childhood can lead to adult PTSD. This college level seminar is only $35, and a certificate of completion worth 7 hours of Continuing Education Credits will be given to everyone who completes the seminar." - Darrell Shildt, President/CEO, Day One

Dates: 03/27/2020 - 03/28/2020
Start Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Calvary Baptist Church
Address: 810 Ruskin Dr, Altoona, PA, 16602 (map)
Phone: 8149499210
Email: [email protected]
Occurs: March 27th to March 28th 2020 at 6:00 pm

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