White River Junction — September 27, 2015 - Jessica Hamblen, acting deputy executive director and deputy for education with the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD in White River Junction, has been selected to receive the David M. Worthen Award for Career Achievement in Educational Excellence. It is the highest award given by the Veterans Health Administration to recognize outstanding achievements of national significance to education in the health professions.
Under Hamblen’s leadership, the center developed an extensive program to teach veterans, trauma survivors and their families, clinicians, policymakers and others about PTSD and evidence-based treatments for the disorder, the National Center for PTSD said in a news release. “Among her many accomplishments is the center’s website, www.ptsd.va.gov.”
The center’s primary medium for disseminating educational material about trauma and PTSD, the website has been visited by more than 6 million people.
Hamblen also pioneered important continuing education initiatives for mental health providers, including the VA’s PTSD Consultation Program and Mentoring Program and PTSD 101, a series of online courses, the National Center for PTSD said. read more>>>