This is the fourth 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: Module Four continues to orient learners to military culture through discussions of the cycles of deployment, and the impact of deployment on Service members and their families.  This module discusses the most common stressors in military culture across different contexts and populations, from both a Service member and family member perspective, the most common reactions related to military life stressors, and some of the military support systems and services that have been developed in an attempt to offset stressors and promote resilience.

Objectives:  Participants will be able to:
1.  Describe the cycles of deployment.
2.  Discuss the impact of deployment Service members and family members.
3.  Describe common stress reactions related to military life stressors.
4.  Describe the military support systems in place to offset stressors.

CE Credits: 2 CE

CE Broker #:  20- 587934

Hour One:  Understanding the scope of service needs for Veterans/families.
Hour Two:  Incidence and prevalence of Veteran concerns, problems, needs.

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

Purpose: To prepare social service (mental health, peer support, and allied professionals) practitioners to provide knowledgeable and competent intervention with Veterans and their families who present with problems and concerns related to their military service experiences.

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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20- 587934
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