Addressing Our Veterans: "They Fought for Us; It's Our Time to Fight for Them"
This workshop will equip professional social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists to address problems specific to veterans. The workshop begins with a broader discussion of the community where the veteran returns and mobilization of resources to address his and her needs. We will discuss building a community coalition, collaboration with the VA, veterans courts, drop-in centers, veteran friendly educational programs of community colleges and universities, and employment programs.
- Discover aspects of military culture to encourage relationship-building with veterans
- Learn about assessment, intervention, and treatment for veteran psychological issues (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, moral injury, grief, and family adjustment, as well as the clinical focus on these issues
- Explore options important to making their communities veteran-friendly
- Discuss ethical issues related to the treatment of veterans