This is the second in a series of twelve courses on serving Veteran populations.  They can be taken in order or as stand stand-alone course.

Available as a live course for contracted groups. Contact us for information.
Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE
Revised 2022


Description: This module will explore the life, culture, and commitment of our military service members and their families.  Covered in this section will be the unique values, strengths, and challenges prevalent in military families, the common characteristics and distinct differences across the branches, components, and ranks.  Learners will develop a “military lens”; an enhanced awareness of military culture permitting practitioners to utilize “informed” inquiry in serving the needs of military families.

Objectives:  Participants will be able to:
1.  Define fundamental military and deployment related terminology.
2.  Describe the unique attributes of military culture and military ethos. 
3.  Identify areas of self-awareness to beliefs and values about the military.
4.  Assess how military ethos affects worldview and clinical presentation of Veterans.
5.  Describe how military ethos contributes to stigma, help-seeking, and health behaviors.

CE Credits: 1 CE

CE Broker #:  20-561683     

Hour One:  Terminology and attributes of culture and military ethos.
Hour Two:  Provider self-awareness, military worldview, stigma and its effects.

Methods:  Study guide, pre and posttests, evaluation, Q and A by email.

Purpose:  This module provides information about the role of military culture in the lives Service members, Veterans, and their family members. The focus will be on the different facets of military culture and how military culture can affect patients in various ways.

Target Audience:  The target audience includes all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense (DoD) providers, private health care professionals (to include nurses, advance practice nurses, social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists) who work with Veterans and their families.

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