Did you know that the College of Education Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center (LBTRC) operates under the direction of College of Education faculty? The LBTRC is a resource that serves community members by seeking to improve the daily lives of people affected by trauma, crime, and violence through individual and group therapy sessions. Services are provided free to charge by clinicians and advanced graduate students specializing in Social Work and Marriage/Family Counseling and are under the direct supervision of faculty in the College of Education.
June is PTSD Awareness Month and the LBTRC reminds the community that the center is a resource available to trauma survivors. The National Center for PTSD reports that 60% of men and 50% of women experience at least one trauma in their lives.1 People who experience PTSD may suffer from persistent, frightening thoughts and memories of the event(s), experience trouble sleeping, feel numb or detached, or may be easily startled. If severe, PTSD may considerably impair a person’s ability to function socially, at work, or at home.2 Information regarding services offered by the LBTRC is available online.