Emily Meier, Vice President: University of Northern Iowa Veterans Association, 319-610-0473,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, 

UNI Veteran Association to hold PTSD Awareness event

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Veteran Association (UNIVA) teaming with University of Northern Iowa Military and Veteran Student Services (MVSS) will host it’s second annual statewide PTSD Awareness Conference on Wednesday, March 28, from 8:00 am-3:00 pm in the Maucker Union on the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) campus.


The conference will cover issues and concerns related to PTSD that not only originate from military experiences but will include topics regarding sexual assault, addictions, and other traumas. Speakers will present on subjects such as mental, emotional, and academic support for those suffering from PTSD; we will focus on therapy such as art, music, service dogs, and forgiveness; as a therapeutic intervention to the specific as well as broad challenges of changing generations of practitioners providing services to the evolving cultures of present-day. The conference will include an open panel discussion on how PTSD affects people during their day-to-day life, college, and professional careers. This event will raise awareness to an unseen disorder by many, it will provide an opportunity to support continuing education to professionals and the general community alike.

This conference was made possible through a partnership between the UNI Counseling Center, UNI Student Disability Services, UNI Student Wellness Services, UNI Veteran Association and UNI MVSS. For more information, contact Chiquita Loveless, coordinator for UNI MVSS, at 319-273-3040 or


  • Occurs Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm


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