Exposure to Traumatic Stress: Epidemiology and Impact

Research shows that a significant percentage of college students have been exposed to traumatic stress during the course of their lives, and many have suffered from PTSD and other trauma-related disorders as a result.  Research also shows that the impact of exposure to traumatic stress can extend well beyond PTSD and may include a wide range of health-risk behaviors and associated negative outcomes.  

During this session, David Albert, Director of Student Counseling Services, will review patterns and prevalence of exposure to traumatic stress in early life as well as a look at the impact of such exposure on emerging adults.