Mental Health Care for Family Members of Post 9/11 Veterans

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C.E. Credit for Physician - Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME): 11.50
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. McLean Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
C.E. Credit for Nursing - Other Accrediting Body: 11.50
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing at (244 CMR 5.00) for 11.5 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit.
C.E. Credit for BH/SW - American Psychological Association (APA): 11.50
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This offering meets the criteria for 11.5 continuing education credits for psychologists.
C.E. Credit for BH/SW - National Association of Social Workers (NASW): 11.50
The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers. This program has been approved for 11.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D71071.

Training Overview Description

This FREE, 4-week on-demand course offers 11.5 CME/CE credits. The goal of the course is to educate primary care and community mental health providers about the mental health care and support of family members of Post 9/11 Veterans who may be experiencing the Invisible Wounds of War. Community clinicians often are unaware that they are treating family members of veterans; and few community providers receive any guidance in addressing the challenges these military families face. The course addresses care through an intergenerational understanding of the impact of the Veteran’s Invisible Wounds of War, including post-traumatic stress, mild traumatic brain injury and co-morbid substance use disorders on family members including parents of Veterans, their romantic partners and their dependent children. In addition to illustrating how these challenges are experienced by three generations of family members, the course offers practical guidance in how to mobilize family members in the treatment and recovery from these conditions.

The objective of the course is to help primary care and community mental health providers translate knowledge into enhanced clinical practice that provides better outcomes for Veterans and Military Family Members. The course includes 12 video role plays to illustrate teaching points and a discussion board. Course content is 100% mobile-friendly and completely on-demand, so you can participate whenever your schedule allows.
Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

Identify one example each of the impact of a Veteran’s PTSD on his or her parent, romantic partner and child
Identify two goals of couples therapy when one partner has combat-related PTSD
Describe three features of the CRAFT model for engaging a Veteran in substance use treatment

Alcohol & Substance Abuse
Behavioral Health
Domestic Violence/Abuse Prevention
Emergency Preparedness/Injury Prevention
Veterans Health
Behavioral Health Aide
Chemical Dependency Counselor
Family & Marriage Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor
Social Worker
Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseler
Village Counselor
NP - Family Practice
NP - Pediatric
NP - Psychiatric
NP - Women's Health
Other Mid-Level Providers
Other Nurse Practitioner
Physician Assistant
CNA/NA (Certified Nursing Assistant/Nursing Assistant)
Licensed Practical Nurse
Nurse Administrator
Nurse Anesthetist
Nurse Educator
Public Health Nurse
Registered Nurse
Registered Nurse - CNS
Family Medicine Physician
General Surgeon
Obstetrics and Gynecologist
Other Physician
Othopedic Surgeon

Registration Information

Details and registration are available at this website. The course is self-paced but is only available until June 20, 2016.

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