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October 21, 2022
All Day
Greensburg, PA 15601
$20.00 registration fee per person
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Urban Violence Traumatic Response Syndrome

Friday, October 21, 2022

Urban Violence Traumatic Stress Response Syndrome (UVTS) is a concept developed by Dr Erwin Randolph Parsons. UVTS is not a diagnosis found in DSM-V; rather, it's a concept explaining how many urban youth become afflicted with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. While working with inner-city youth, Dr Parsons discovered many of these youth showed the same signs and symptoms as people diagnosed with PTSD, but their symptoms were exacerbated by multiple traumas resulting from an environment with drugs, guns, arson, or other random acts of violence and often little supervision/parental guidance. Although UVTS symptoms are similar to those of PTSD, there are also unique symptoms. Treatment needs of UVTS youth are also unique. Training covers causes, symptoms, and treatments of Urban Violence Traumatic Response Syndrome. Note: Although seen most often in inner-city youth, it can occur anytime a youth is raised in a violent and chaotic environment with insufficient parental guidance/supervision.

As space is available, we will continue to accept registrations until the day before the training begins. A $20 registration fee per participant should be mailed as soon as possible.

If necessary, please cancel registrations via email no later than 72 hours before the program in order to receive a refund/credit of registration fees. The last minute substitution of personnel is perfectly acceptable. When registering, please enter the name of each registrant as it should appear on their certificate of completion.

Only checks or money orders accepted made to the order of Westmoreland County. 
Please send payment to:

Westmoreland County Juvenile Probation
Attention: Lee Ann Boehme
2771 South Grande Blvd
Greensburg PA 15601

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