A workshop on post-traumatic stress disorder is aimed at helping families with returning soldiers and should provide insights for those who expect to have loved ones deployed yet this year.
The workshop is set at 1 p.m. July 23 at the Camp Ripley Education Center cafeteria. The session is opened to anyone who is interested.
Kim Hubred, a Gulf War veteran, and Robert Donaldson, a Vietnam and Gulf War veteran, will talk about post-traumatic stress disorder and what happens when soldiers return from deployment. They are now volunteering to Family Readiness Groups on these issues. A question-and-answer period will follow the briefing.
The session is expected to cover what families can expect when soldiers return, how to identify post-traumatic stress disorder and what to do about it.
The area Family Readiness Groups urged those who either have a soldier currently deployed or will have one leaving in the future to attend the workshop.
If day care is needed during the presentation, contact Laurie Giddings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is sponsored by the Wadena Family Readiness Group and the Camp Ripley Family Assistance Center.
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