Davenport U. providing library study area for vets
David Moore April 4, 2013 | WGVU
while it’s true that libraries are generally peaceful places, that quiet can
actually be troublesome for military veterans transiting back to civilian
life.So, Davenport University has set
up a special study area for returning vets.
Jonathon Hartland is with Davenport’s
Military and Veteran’s Services Department.He says the modified environment benefits Veterans coming back to
civilian life-veterans who may return with psychological issues like post-traumatic
stress (PTS) or a strong startle response.
Highman said “Having your back to a door or not being able to see the
door is distracting.They’re constantly
wanting to know if someone’s coming through the door, is there a chance of the
door opening.If there’s a window in
there, who’s walking by the window and who’s looking in.Sometimes it’s subconscious, sometimes they’re
very well aware that it’s a distraction.”
the room, chairs face the door and windows are curtained.There’s also a place to post colors from the
four services to create a sense of camaraderie.
The study room was dedicated Wednesday, inside the Lettinga Campus Library.
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