Mental Health Academy: Serving Military Families
Monday, September 8, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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Serving Military Families
It is an understatement to say that witnessing killing, torture, and widespread devastation can be upsetting. Experiencing the unexpected and having one’s life
constantly threatened is not something an individual can turn off by simply returning home or being discharged from duty. Just the opposite, that hostility can spread and impact a spouse’s security, a child’s well-being, and a family’s integrity.
Society points to Veteran’s Affairs (VA), blames divorce on a long deployment, and fails to understand why the sons and daughters of service men and women are acting out, both at home and in school.
This seminar focuses on the whole family by providing perspectives on treatment, communication, and resources for service personnel, spouses, and children.
After completing this educational program, attendees will be able to:
1. Discuss the major impact warfare has on the families and extended relationships of service members
2. Assist a service member in getting the right help through Veteran’s Affairs (VA)
3. Make a referral for a military family member who needs behavioral health services
4. Use a metaphor of a “starship” to easily explain Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to a service member or the family
5. Describe resources offered through Courage Beyond, Operation Stand Down, Military OneSource, and the VET Center for the service member and the family
General Outline: Six Hours of Coursework
8:30-9:30A The Military-Family Impact, Major General Terry “Max” Haston and Mrs. Anne Haston
9:45-10:45A Navigating the VA System, Pamela Goodin and Alicia Weatherbee
10:45-11:45A Getting Help Takes Courage (Beyond), Jenny Carr
1:00-2:00P The PTSD Starship Has Landed, Rodney Deaton, MD
2:15-3:15P Child and Youth Programs, Stephanie McMahan, LCSW
3:15-3:45P Nashville VETS Program, Dan Edwards, LPC, MHSP
3:45-4:15P Operation Stand Down, Mary Ross
View complete registration brochure here.
Continuing Education Credits …
LADACs: This educational program has been approved for six (6) hours of NAADAC credit. Certificates of attendance will be made available to licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselors who need contact hours and proof of attendance at an educational
seminar related to their profession.
LPCs: TLCPA is an NBCC-approved Continuing Education Provider and a co-sponsor of this symposium. TLCPA may award NBCC-approved clock hours for events or programs that meet NBCC requirements. TLPCA maintains responsibility for the content of this event, which has been approved for 6.0 CEs.
NURSING: The University of Tennessee (UT)-Martin has approved this symposium for .6 CEUs. CEUs are awarded at the rate of one (1) CEU for every ten (10) hours of instruction. Upon completion of the program, the attendee will have a permanent record on file with the Academic Records Office at UT-Martin denoting this training. The attendee will also be issued a Certificate of Completion from UT-Martin. Attendees wishing to obtain a copy of a non-degree transcript may find instructions for doing so at the following website: www.utm.edu/departments/registrar/transcripts.php.
SOCIAL WORKERS: This symposium has been pre-approved by the National Association of Social Workers - TN Chapter for 6.0 CEUs.
OTHER: A certificate of attendance will be made available for professionals who need contact hours.
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Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee
Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee (formerly known as the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that has been providing services to the Middle Tennessee community since 1946. Our mission is to connect the community with specialized mental health and wellness resources, provide services that improve the quality of life, and promote effective services where mental health needs exist.
Over the years, MHAMT has worked diligently to educate all members of our community about how to attain good mental health. We share our message of hope for mental wellness to tens of thousands of individuals annually.
By being a frontline resource for the community, MHAMT is in a position to identify important mental health needs in Middle Tennessee, and then often facilitates the development of programs to meet those needs or enhance resources to address service gaps.