One of many many actions, instead of being ignored by the country that cheers on wars but don't want to pony up and sacrifice for the causes of Still, that should have started back some forty years ago as we Vietnam vets were returning and along with some understanding civilians, most of those from the Anti War coalitions then, had continue to fight for the country and everyone to recognize, not only combat PTS but civilian as well!
April 17, 2012 - The Ramsey County attorney's office and the Minnesota Alliance on Crime are presenting speakers on post-traumatic stress disorder in the criminal justice system on April 27.
The idea is to inform advocates, police, attorneys, judges and others who may encounter people with PTSD about its manifestations and how best to work with those dealing with it. While PTSD has been associated with the military, it could include everything from a victim of domestic abuse to a cop who might have been exposed to trauma. The idea is help identify and work with people who might have PTSD but also to direct them to resources to help. The presentation is part of National Crime Victims Rights Week.
"The focus is really on understanding people who have experienced trauma and may have symptoms of PTSD," said Kelly Moller, executive director of the Minnesota Alliance on Crime. "We don't want prosecutors diagnosing people with PTSD, but it's more about understanding what those symptoms might look like and how you can work with victims and even defendants who would have those symptoms." read more>>>