These people and their families have made monumental sacrifices for our country already, so it’s our duty as civilians to help make their lives easier moving forward.
Salisbury, MD (PRWEB) May 19, 2012
With a special place in her heart for the armed forces who protect the United States, Salisbury-based psychologist Dr. Kathy Seifert and her behavioral health company, Eastern Shore Psychological Services, have gone above and beyond their call of duty, providing extraordinary support for Maryland National Guard members and their families. As a token of their appreciation for unwavering assistance, she and her company will be awarded a mission flag during a fundraising event hosted by a local non-profit organization, A Taste of Home Inc., on Tuesday, May 22nd.
Employing over eighty-five members on staff, Dr. Seifert has created a culture at Eastern Shore Psychological Services (ESPS) that places the needs of soldiers, their spouses, staff, and family members high on their priority list. They understand the difficulties of deployment for the families left at home, are flexible with the schedules of staff members who have family in the National Guard, and, in partnership with A Taste of Home Inc., have made supportive counseling available to soldiers in need.
As a result of extraordinary effort, she and ESPS will be receiving a mission flag, flown in their honor during an actual military mission, which also comes with a certificate signed by participating airmen.
“I’ve always had tremendous pride in the men and women of the National Guard and Reserves,” says Dr. Seifert. “These people and their families have made monumental sacrifices for our country already, so it’s our duty as civilians to help make their lives easier moving forward. It’s an amazing feeling to be recognized for our efforts with this mission flag, yet there is nothing better than just being able to assist these courageous people. This award only further underscores the importance of supporting the armed forces.”
The mission flag will be presented during the sixth annual fundraiser hosted by A Taste of Home Inc., an organization founded by Dr. Bob Strahl that supports troops by directly donating food, goods, and gifts to soldiers overseas. The fundraiser will consist of a golf outing during the day at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, MD, followed by a reception and the award ceremony during the evening.
About Dr. Kathy Seifert
Dr. Seifert has over thirty years experience in mental health, addictions, and criminal justice work. In addition to creating the Juvenile CARE-2 (Child and Adolescent Risk Evaluation), Dr. Seifert is a popular writer for the Psychology Today website, has been an interview guest on Anderson Cooper 360° and other major TV media, and has lectured nationally and internationally on dealing with stress, violence, anger, and trauma. She founded Eastern Shore Psychological Services, a multidisciplinary private practice that specializes in working with high-risk youth and their families.
To learn more please visit http://www.DrKathySeifert.com or contact Luke Messecar at Luke(at)IctusInitiative(dot)com.