Kane County Online Program to Focus on PTSD

Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser will present a live discussion on post-traumatic stress disorder and its role in the Kane County criminal justice system during a 6 p.m. virtual event at 7 p.m. on August 17.

The conversation can be viewed on Facebook Live on the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/KaneSAOat the time of the event.

The discussion is the latest in a series of conversations hosted by the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office on public safety issues, officials said in a news release about the upcoming event.

Joining Mosser for the virtual event will be Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain; Dr. Alexandra Tsang, director of the Kane County Diagnostic Center; Kane County Veterans Assistance Commission Superintendent Jacob Zimmerman; and Pete Olson, president of Level 6 Wellness and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Curtis Spivey, host of the “Good Morning Aurora” podcast, will serve as moderator.

Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that develops in response to physical injury or severe mental or emotional distress, such as military combat, violent assault, natural disaster, or other life-threatening events. danger, event organizers said.

“Understanding the effects of trauma on those in the criminal justice system is critical to getting to the root of criminal justice issues for those charged with certain offenses,” Mosser said in the statement. “Additionally, we need to focus on the trauma faced by law enforcement when responding to calls involving significant violence. This panel will discuss how the criminal justice system needs to shift focus to effectively deal with trauma.

Karen O. Fielding