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How A UWM Program Helps People Deal With Trauma & Find Employment

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Tom Luljack with Dimitri Topitzes (right), a professor in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at UW–Milwaukee.";

When people suffer trauma in their lives, the results can be devastating. In addition to the physical harm that often accompanies trauma-related events, the emotional scars can be even more long-lasting — affecting a person (and their families) for years after trauma occurs.

On this edition of UWM Today, we learn more about a program designed to help people deal with the trauma in their lives at a time when they are experiencing another stressful activity – looking for a job. Our guest is Dimitri Topitzes, a professor in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at UW–Milwaukee. He helps lead a program called Healthy Worker, Healthy Wisconsin.

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Tom Luljak is the vice chancellor of University Relations and Communications at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. In addition to directing the university's communication programs, Luljak serves as an associate lecturer in UWM's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching courses in corporate communications and sports marketing.