Treating the Invisible Wounds of War

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Location And Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)
Harold Kudler, MD; Charlotte M. Wilmer, MSW, LCSW


C.E. Credit for BH/SW - National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC): 4.00
NBCC Credit: 4.0 Contact Hours; The Greensboro AHEC (Provider #5470) is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
C.E. Credit for BH/SW - National Association of Social Workers (NASW): 4.00
NASW-NC Credit: NC AHEC is a 2017 NASW-NC approved provider of distance continuing education. This program has been approved for 4.0 contact hours. This approval expires in 2018.

Training Overview Description

To build bridges between local community resources and military families, Congress established the National Demonstration Program for Citizen-Soldier Support. Spearheaded by the Odum Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Citizen-Soldier Support Program (CSSP) focuses on all branches of the military and other reserve component members and families.While it may be assumed that any post deployment mental health problems of service members and veterans would be identified and treated with in the Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs medical care continuum, available data suggest that only about 50% of the people qualified for DOD/VA benefits will seek assistance from the VA. This means about half of our service members are not receiving the care they need.This course is designed to help behavioral health providers and clinicans in all disciplines providers - who may see a veteran or family member on an unrelated issue - develop a better understanding of the culture in which veterans and their families live and work, and provide best practices for identifying, assessing and treating mental health disorders that result from the trauma of war.Objectives- Identify strategies for establishing and maintaining a therapeutic alliance with combat veterans and their families by examining military structure and culture and the combat experience- Examine the current knowledge of trauma and PTSD and how it is unique to military personnel- Identify frames of mental health assessment and treatment options for military personnel- Identify how family relationships are impacted by mobilization, deployment and redeployment- Identify services available for veterans and their families, including those provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and TRICARE

Veterans Health
Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseler
Behavioral Health Aide
Family & Marriage Therapist
Home Health Aide/Personal Care Attendant
Licensed Professional Counselor
Chemical Dependency Counselor
Vocational Specialist
Village Counselor
NP - Family Practice
Other Mid-Level Providers
Physician Assistant
CNA/NA (Certified Nursing Assistant/Nursing Assistant)
CNA/NA (Certified Nursing Assistant/Nursing Assistant)
Licensed Practical Nurse
Nurse Educator
Nurse Administrator
Public Health Nurse
Registered Nurse
Family Medicine Physician
Health Educator
Public Health Specialist
Social Worker
Social Worker
Substance Abuse Social Worker
Community Health Practitioner (CHP)

Registration Information

Registration available through the NC AHEC: Citizen Soldier Support Program