Congressional Briefing on Aging and Trauma

Never Too Late to Heal: Positive Aging and the Aftermath of Trauma

Co-sponsored by:

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
The American Psychological Association

In cooperation with
Senator John Breaux, ranking member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging

Monday, June 21, 2004
562 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C.


Martha R. Crowther, Ph.D.
University of Alabama, Birmingham
“Aging Successfully in the Journey Through Life”
View Dr. Crowther's PowerPoint presentation (135 KB)

Mary W. Armsworth, Ph.D.
University of Houston
“The Life Long Legacy of Trauma in Women Abused as Children”
View Dr. Armsworth's PowerPoint presentation (101 KB)

Joan M. Cook, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia VA Medical Center
“Military Trauma: A Hidden Influence in the Lives of Older Veterans”
View Dr. Cook's PowerPoint presentation (134 KB)

Albert M. Perna
World War II Veteran and P.O.W.
Philadelphia, PA
“From War to Recovery: A Survivor’s Story”