Serving Those Who Have Served: Practical Approaches to Addressing the Invisible Wounds of War in Service Members and Post-9/11 Veterans - FIRST RESPONDERS

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 the busy schedule of a first responder. Each session:

  • Runs under 30 minutes
  • Provides Accreditation
  • 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 police, fire and EMTs***

Target Audience

Our primary audience is:

  • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Police Officers
  • Firefighters

Learning Objectives

Topics Covered

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
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 EMT CE Credit

    This course has been certified and is approved as a Continuing Education course for EMTs. This course contains 1.25 hours of educational content. Authorization Number is .

Course opens: 
08/03/2020
Course expires: 
03/31/2021
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Available Credit

  • 1.25 EMT CE Credit

    This course has been certified and is approved as a Continuing Education course for EMTs. This course contains 1.25 hours of educational content. Authorization Number is .

 
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