Friday, April 4, 2014

Therapy to military veterans, service members, guards, and reservists experiencing combat-related PTSD

Walter Reed is currently recruiting for a study in which they provide free evidence-based therapy to military veterans, service members, guards, and reservists experiencing combat-related PTSD.  The study is being conducted at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence on the campus of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. 

All participants receive exposure therapy, which is the gold standard of treatment for PTSD. The study is comparing Prolonged Exposure to Virtual Reality Exposure (VRE) with or without cognitive enhancers.

Walter Reed is also offering two free functional MRI (brain scans) to assess recovery in those receiving VRE therapy, comparing them to healthy veterans, those with a history of blast exposure and those with PTSD receiving usual care.

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Internship Opportunity: Los Angeles Emergency Management Department




Emergency Management Intern
$18.87 per hour or course credit per higher education institution

20 hours per week for 10 consecutive weeks, May 19 through July 25, 2014.

The City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department (EMD) is currently taking applications for the Summer 2014 Emergency Management Internship program. This highly competitive internship program, in the nation’s 2nd largest city, is open to graduate students interested in emergency management and pursuing a degree in emergency management, homeland security, public administration, public policy, strategic planning, public health, or a related field. Interns will receive hands-on experience, as they will be fully integrated into the Department and will be assigned projects related to emergency management. Interns will prepare reports, research, recommendations, and correspondence on behalf of EMD.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activations; work with representatives from various City of Los Angeles departments, business partners, and non-profit organizations; and will have access to City hosted emergency management training and related meetings as available.

EMD acts on behalf of the Mayor, the City Council, Emergency Operations Board, and Emergency Operations Organization on all matters of city-wide emergency planning, training, mitigation, recovery, and Emergency Operations Center readiness. The Department strives to increase the preparedness of Angelenos; enhance the City’s collective ability to plan for, mitigate, and respond to emergencies; and expand the City’s continuity of operations/continuity of government capabilities.

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
 Enrolled in or recently completed a graduate degree program at an accredited university, preferably in emergency management, homeland security, public administration, strategic planning, or a related field
 Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA
 Strong oral and written communication skills; Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision; Detail-oriented; Creative thinker and ability to strategize and solve complex problems
 Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:

Gabriela Noriega, Program Coordinator, at
Include "Internship Application" in the subject of your email

Applications are due by April 28, 2014

Children with additional needs: April 30, 2014 Planning for contingencies and their future

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Making Your Wishes Known with A Letter of Intent ~
An Adolescent Transition Lecture
Wednesday April 30, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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The Arc of Frederick County
620-A Research Court, Training Room
Frederick, MD 21703
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We hope you can join us on Wednesday, April 30 for an Adolescent Transition Lecture.
--Is all of the important information about your child with a disability organized in one location?
--Could you "Grab and Go" with this information in the event of an emergency?
--Does your child's next guardian know all about your child's likes and dislikes?
Plan NOW for your child's future by starting a
 "Letter of Intent" at this workshop!
Participants will receive a
"Grab and Go" Emergency Booklet.
Bring your laptop or notebook and get started!
This will be a hands-on workshop where families will begin to create a "Letter of Intent," also known as an Individual Plan of Care.  Whether your loved one with a disability is a toddler or an adult, no one knows him or her like you do!   
Our presenters will be:
--Jean Doyle, LCSW and Support Coordinator
--Anjela McNally, Support Coordinator
Both are with the Futures and Estate Planning Project of The Arc of Frederick County. 
The "Letter of Intent":
--includes all of the critical information about your child with a disability.
--includes the family's wishes for the child's future.
--is used when you are not able or available to direct your child's care.
--informs family members, professionals and support staff of the details of your child's life and care, so that your wishes can be carried on in the future. 
Lecture is free, and free parking is available.  Snacks and beverages will be provided. 
Space is limited, so click below to Register Now!
Contact Resource Finder via phone or email (see below) if you have questions.
Supported by:
Maryland DHMH Office for Genetics and People with Special Heath Care Needs, and the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Inclement Weather Policy:
Please note that if Frederick County public schools are closed for the day, or close early, or cancel evening activities due to inclement weather, the Adolescent Transition Lecture will be canceled.
Thank you for your interest in the Adolescent Transition Lecture Series. We hope that you can join us!
Jenny Jones
Resource Finder, a project of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute

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