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Afghanistan : Creating Calmness in Uncertain Times

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This is an opportunity to connect and talk about the tension associated with the Afghanistan withdrawal and review stress management skills.

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The American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces division is offering opportunities for our military community to connect and talk about reactions and stress associated with the Afghanistan withdrawal.

These virtual workshops will provide attendees an opportunity to connect with one another as well as learn stress management techniques. Discussions are facilitated by a licensed mental health professional with either personal or professional experience with the military.

Veteran + Active Service Group

Thursday, August 26th 6:30 pm

Wednesday, September 1st 5:30 pm

Military Families + Veteran Caregiver Group

Tuesday, August 31st 6:30pm

Facilitator Bios

Dr. Margaret Laneri is a licensed Counseling Psychologist and retired from the VA in 2017. She is a West Point graduate and retired Army (USAR) Lieutenant Colonel. She started her career working with youth families in the nonprofit sector and serves on the Board of Advisors for a nonprofit organization in southern New Hampshire called Patriot Resilient Leader Institute (also called Camp Resilience).

Mark Richards, MSW, LICSW has been a volunteer with the American Red Cross mental health services since 2005. Since 2009 he has been a mental health clinician with the Marine Corps Reserve and Navy Reserve's Psychological Health Outreach Program. Mark has long-term experience as a counselor and administrator working in community-based mental health with a specialty in PTSD. He has worked at the Veterans Administration and taught for many years at the University of Connecticut's graduate School of Social Work.

Dr. Brenner is clinical social worker and family therapist who has over 20 years of clinical experience with children, adolescents and adults including working with veterans and active military families. He is a retired Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Work at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts.

Karen Noble’s (MSW, LICSW) constant professional focus has been on optimizing individual, team, and organizational resilience. Over the past decade Ms. Noble has dedicated her professional efforts to maximizing the resilience of service members and families across all branches of US military.


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