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Serving and Understanding Our Veterans: Suicide Prevention, PTSD, Regional Resources

Serving and Understanding Our Veterans: Suicide Prevention, PTSD, Regional Resources Tuesday, February 12, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Upper Main Dining Hall, Nazareth Student Center, Marywood University

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Program/Event Description

In order to better serve the military affiliated population, it is essential that civilian professionals have a better understanding of the military and veteran mindset. This program will give information on the complexities of military culture, the ins and outs of the VA healthcare benefits system, veteran suicide, and the unique challenges associated with PTSD; all of which will provide a better understanding of how veterans think and operate in the classroom, professional settings, and in their day to day lives.

The aim of this program is to increase participants’ understanding of the Military and Veteran experience and to provide information on the unique mental health needs of the Military and Veteran population. This workshop will provide participants with insight into the experiences of those in the Military and of Veterans, especially in regard to their professional work with this population. In order to deepen the participants’ understanding of the unique set of challenges facing the Military and Veteran population, the presenters will flesh out the individualistic nature of working with our Military and Veteran population. This program will equip participants with the ability to connect with and to provide resources for the Military and Veteran population, educate on best practices, and provide tools that can be utilized in their professions to serve the Military and Veteran population. 

Program Presenters:

Christopher Smith, Director of the Office of Military and Veteran Services, Marywood University

Mark Lombardo, PsyD, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Hudson Valley VA Healthcare System, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at New York Medical Colleges

Chris Rupp, LCSW, CBOC Social Worker, Dept Veterans Affairs, Hudson Valley HCS 

Nicole Garza, MSW, LCSW, Chief of Social Worker Service, Wilkes-Barre Veterans Affairs Medical Center

***Snow Date for this program is Tuesday, February 19, 2019***