Serving Those Who Have Served: Practical Approaches to Addressing the Invisible Wounds of War in Service Members and Post-9/11 Veterans - HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
Home Base has trained more than 18,000 healthcare professionals and community members to recognize and treat the Invisible Wounds of War. Join us and learn how you can better serve our returning Service Members and Veterans in your communities.
Home Base is offering five, FREE, on-demand trainings specifically designed for health professionals
- Sessions run from 30 to 45 minutes in length.
- CME/CE/CEU Certified
- Includes short videos from combat veterans to illustrate key learning objectives, as well as clinical referrals and other useful resources
- Features course content that is mobile-friendly and on-demand, so you can participate whenever your schedule allows
All trainings provide resources and information about treatments available to Veterans suffering from the invisible wounds of war.
***Content is ideal for nurses, OT/PT, and speech and language pathologists***
Funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of the Attorney General.
This program is intended for:
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Speach Language Pathologists
Module 1: Invisible Wounds of War: PTSD (Louis Chow, PhD)
- Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of PTSD
- Learn how to facilitate interactions with Veterans who have PTSD
Module 2: Understanding Suicide Risk in the Military: How Can You Help? (Timothy Petersen, PhD)
- Learn the risk factors and warning signs for suicide
- Learn basic considerations for intervening with suicidal individuals
Module 3: Substance Use/Abuse in the Military (Lauren K. Richards, PhD & Louis Chow, PhD)
- Understand substance use disorder within a military context
- Learn what resources are available for Veterans and Service Members
Module 4: Invisible Wounds of War: TBI (Magda Wojtowicz, PhD)
- Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of TBI
- Learn how the symptoms of TBI can be mimicked or magnified by other factors
Module 5: Military Culture (Lauren K. Richards, PhD and John M. Rodolico, PhD)
- Understand the unique military experiences of Post-9/11 Service Members, the deployment cycle and reintegration difficulties
- Learn about common challenges Service Members face in seeking care for the Invisible Wounds of War