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Support for Veterans: Online Resource Helping Veterans Living with PTSD

On Veterans Day, Dr. Michael Allen, Allen Interactions Founder & CEO, and Steve Lee, Chief Delivery Officer, spoke to WCCO TV about our work with The Veterans' Administration (VA). 

PTSD is a challenge for many Veterans. Veterans adjust to civilian life after experiencing a completely different world in the military, sometimes with traumatic and life-threatening events that can never be forgotten.

The Veterans’ Administration (VA) continues to offer support and counseling services to millions of Vets through face-to-face meetings. However, the number of people needing help continues to escalate and the best support comes from being available frequently over an extended period of time.

We’re so very pleased to have had the opportunity to work with the VA to create a free, 24/7, digital version of their innovative support programs. This online program, called STAIR (Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation), helps suffering Vets take steps toward gaining a sense of confidence and safety regarding their own and individual behaviors in civilian society.

 

Dr. Michael Allen Speaks with WCCO TV on November 11th, 2021 

WCCO TV, Nov 11, 2021 AI Made Online Resource is Helping Veterans Living With PTSD

 

Using the online system, Vets identify the triggers that make them uncomfortable, anxious, and feel challenged or out of control. They then identify things they might do in settings that would likely have more positive outcomes than they have been experiencing. With the online support tools, Vets log their successes and failures, identify what’s working and not, and work step-by-step towards increasingly effective behavior patterns while they also attend to their physical health and constructive thought patterns.

Allen Interactions has undertaken extensive work in areas of physical and mental health with incredible outcomes. For free, the public can access a version of the STAIR program via ptsd.va.gov

 

Steve Lee Speaks with WCCO Radio on November 11th, 2021

WCCO Radio, Nov 11, 2021 - AI Made Online Resource is Helping Veterans Living With PTSD,

 

 

 


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Michael Allen
Michael Allen

Michael W. Allen, our CEO, has been a pioneer in the e-learning industry since 1975. He was the innovative force behind one of the most successful authoring tools ever created, Authorware, and our recently launched authoring and publishing system, ZebraZapps. Michael Allen has nearly 45 years of professional, academic, and corporate experience in teaching, developing, and marketing interactive learning and performance support systems. He has led teams of doctorate-level specialists in learning research, instructional design, computer-based training, and human engineering. For decades, he has concentrated on defining unique methods of instructional design and development that provide meaningful and memorable learning experiences through “true” cognitive interactivity. He developed the advanced design and development approaches we have used at Allen Interactions for the past two decades, including CCAF-based design and the SAM process for iterative, collaborative development. Michael is a prolific writer, sought-after conference speaker and recognized industry leader. In 2011, he received ASTD’s Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award. In 2012 Michael was selected by The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) Advisory Committee as a recipient of the 2012 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He holds M.A and Ph.D. degrees in educational psychology from The Ohio State University and is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Michael Allen was the director of advanced educational systems research and development of Control Data Corporation’s famous PLATO computer-based education system used around the world. He was the founder, and former chairman of Authorware, Inc. and also the primary architect of Authorware Professional, which was based on Allen’s extensive research on creativity and creative problem-solving. It became a groundbreaking authoring tool combining power and ease of use, and ultimately the industry standard. Authorware, Inc. merged with Macromind/Paracomp to become Macromedia, which was later acquired by Adobe.

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