Promising Practices for Healing Psychological Trauma of Service Members, Veterans, Family, and Community
Contact the Department of Social Work at 703-993-2030.
Date: May 10, 2013
Location: Marriott Fair Oaks, Fairfax, VA
- Psychologically-Informed Public Health Strategies for a Better Reintegration for Returning Veterans with Their Families and Their Communities
Mark L. Dembert, MD, MPH, FACPM, CAPT, MC, USN (Ret.), Strategic Public Health Solutions, LLC
- Meeting the Needs of a New Generation of Veterans and Their Families
Deborah Amdur, LCSW, Chief Consultant, Care Management and Social Work Services, Department of Veterans Affairs
- A Decade Later...A Wounded Warrior's Reflection of Personal Commitment
Sheila Galvin, MSN, FNP, TBI Program Coordinator, USMC Wounded Warrior Regiment
- Long Term Challenges to Rehabilitation and Community Reintegration of the Polytrauma Veteran
Elsie Moore, MSW, Polytrauma Social Work Case Manager, Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center
Sheree Gordon, BSN, MS, Polytrauma Nurse Case Manager, Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center
- Reconstructing Bonds: Forming Attachments in the Aftermath of War
Joan Vanderlaan, BSN, MN, COL, USA (Ret.) Military Child Education Coalition
- Healing Service Members, Veterans and Families Through Counseling, Coaching, and Caring
Karen M. Ott, RN, MSN, Clinical Executive, Office of Nursing Services, Veterans Health Administration
- The Lived Experience of a "Wounded Warrior; One day at a Time"
Todd S. Des Grosseilliers, COL, USMC
Chris Des Grosseilliers, RN
- Integrating Families in the Healing Process for Service Members with Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health Issues
Wendy Pettit, LCSW-C, CDR, USPHS, Family Care Coordination, National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), WRNMMC
About Promising Practices
More than one in four U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have suffered a service-related head injury and two-thirds reported depression. The great concern is that all the problems we’re seeing with head injury, PTSD, and depression could be the tip of the iceberg. There is an urgent need for services that can promote healing, strengthen relationships, and reintegrate our warriors with their families, communities, schools, and employers.
The workshop’s goal is to strengthen the capacity of the professional workforce and the community to effectively respond to the concerns and needs of service members, veterans, and their families in order to heal psychological trauma.
0.6 CEUs or 6 contact hours will be awarded for Social Work, Nursing, Psychology and Licensed Professional Counselors.
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