CERL Presents: WHYY Voices in the Family: Understanding Trauma in Sex and War
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Golkin 100, Michael A. Fitts Auditorium
The impact of sexual violence on victims is so severe that it has been compared by many professionals to the impact of war on combatants and civilian victims. What can the comparison between sexual and combat trauma teach us about the nature of
trauma, and does it indicate something about possible treatments? Studying post-traumatic stress across civilian and military behavioral health contexts may provide new hope for those whose lives have been permanently marked by traumatic
In partnership with the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL), Dr. Dan Gottlieb and a panel of experts will examine the impact of trauma in both contexts. What do different types of trauma have in common? How are they
different and what treatments are effective in each case? What are the signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress and how should educational and military institutions deal with vulnerability to post-traumatic stress? Finally, when
should sufferers of post-traumatic stress seek help and where should they seek it?
This special will be recorded for future broadcast at WHYY.