The Impact of PTSD on Veterans and Their Families in Drug Court

The Impact of PTSD on Veterans and Their Families in Drug Court

Resource Description

Presented by Joseph Madonia (LCSW-R, CASAC – Director, Brooklyn Treatment Court, NY, NDRI), the  focus of this webinar is to educate practitioners about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) so that they can identify associated symptoms and issues faced by veteran participants, recognize the impact these have on veterans’ families, and understand how treatment should be tailored to meet each individual veteran’s unique needs. This presentation also discusses special issues for women and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) veterans, including military sexual trauma (MTI) and prejudice, and various forms of depression and associated suicidal risk factors, such as co-existing psychiatric problems. Co-occurring disorders, and behavioral manifestations that may be observed during court proceedings, such as irritability and impulsivity, are also detailed.

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