What: Free training for health professionals, students and/or volunteers/staff at non-profit agencies addressing HIV issues (Please Note: NC public health dept. educators & nurses must attend Whetstone Trainings: www.whetstoneconsultations.com)

When: Wednesday April 20, 2011 and Thursday April 21, 2011

Time: 8:30-5:00 BOTH DAYS – participants must attend both days, full sessions for certification

Where: 1200 Front St. Raleigh, NC Suite 104

For questions or registration contact Genevieve Ankeny: genevieve.ankeny@duke.edu or 919.931.1653

Registration ends April 18, 2011.

Sponsored by the NCAETC – North Carolina AIDS Education & Training Center (www.ncaetc.net)

Dr. Whetten on NC Public Radio

Dr. Kathryn Whetten was featured on NC Public Radio on Friday March 25th regarding the earlier press release about the importance of protective and mental health services for orphans worldwide. Listen to the excerpt here.

Dr. Whetten has been previously featured on WUNC regarding these issues, listen to her discuss our research on the North Carolina Voices series program “Overseas Orphan Research Rocks the Conventional Wisdom in the US” from June 29, 2010 and have a conversation with Frank Stasio about “Rethinking Orphanages” on his show, The State of Things, from January 12, 2010.

DURHAM, N.C. — A new study by Duke University researchers with collaboration with researcher in Cambodia, India, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania,¬†calls for increased support, protection and appropriate mental health services for orphaned and abandoned children on a global scale.

Published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, the study of more than 1,200 orphaned and abandoned children across five low- and middle-income countries is one of the first to identify and quantify violence, physical and sexual abuse as other potentially traumatic events endured by orphans, after having lost one or both parents.

A copy of the study is available at http://www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/jts.

Entire official Duke News Release

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