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Austin Peay State University acting and counseling students collaborate on disaster training

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The survivors were ushered into a large room where they sat in groups, trying to figure out what just happened. One young woman simply cried, unable to control herself.

When family members arrived, the lack of information led to shouting matches, and a group of counseling graduate students, trying to offer help, quickly found themselves overwhelmed.

Austin Peay State University students at the APSU Morgan University Center for a disaster training exercise.

Austin Peay State University students at the APSU Morgan University Center for a disaster training exercise.

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Austin Peay State University counseling, acting students partner in crisis simulation training exercise

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the immediate wake of a devastating tornado, lives have been lost and homes destroyed, but the damage done to a cherished family business has created more strife for two siblings than high-speed winds could ever hope to cause.

“One of the siblings was focused on being out half a million dollars in damages, while the other one was focused more on the sentimental aspect of having their family business destroyed,” Dr. Kim Coggins, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of psychological sciences and counseling, said.

APSU Crisis Disaster Simulation.

APSU Crisis Disaster Simulation.

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