Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and your Role as a Service Provider
Presenter: Vince Pietropaolo, M.A
Date: November 14, 2012
This presentation aims to cover the following:
- The nature of PTSD
- Impact on the individual and the individual's functioning
- Possible impact on family dynamics
- Ways to mediate and mitigate symptoms
- What you can do as a service provider to support and work with health care providers.
Vince Pietropaolo, M.A., is the General Manager of COSTI Family and Mental Health Services. In his current position he has works with ethno cultural communities in program design, development and implementation in the areas of mental health, domestic violence and problem gambling. Vince currently sits on the York Region Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee, CAMH Problem Gambling Advisory committee and the Ontario Resource Group on Gambling, Ethnicity and Culture and The North York Specialized Courts Advisory Committee.
Vince has presented on the issue of Domestic Violence, Men's Violence and Problem Gambling at conferences in the United States and Canada. He has guest lectured at York University and Ryerson University.
In addition to having presented a webinar for the Refugee Mental Health project, Vince serves as one of the Subject Matter Experts for the project's online course and Community of Practice (CoP).