The Center for Public Service is featuring articles on organizations and people who are helping people who have developmental disabilities or are struggling with drug abuse or other mental health issues. We invite you to learn about organizations that are dedicated to improving the lives of others through support, treatment, or research. You can also read about Purdue Global faculty members and students who are making a difference in the lives of others through their careers. Explore the list below to learn more about issues people face and how others are helping them and their families cope and overcome their disabilities or disorders.
Government Spotlight: National Institute on Drug AbuseLearn about the National Institute on Drug Abuse and their work in understanding the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction to help improve drug abuse prevention and treatment, and inform policy.
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Nonprofit Spotlight: Kennedy Krieger InstituteLearn about the Kennedy Krieger Institute and their work to help improve the lives of children and adolescents with disabilities and disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system through educational, clinical and research support.
Faculty Spotlight: Professor Rebecca Arvans-Feeney, PhD, BCBA-DMeet faculty member Rebecca Arvans-Feeney, PhD, BCBA-D and learn about her work as psychologist helping others improve their lives.
Inspired by Her Son, Mother Pursues Her Lifelong Dream of Helping Others With Behavioral DisordersMeet Purdue Global student Jennifer Sessa and learn about her personal, educational, and career journey to pursue her lifelong dream of helping others with behavioral disorders.