Working with Veterans
Tuesday February 12, 2019
9:00am - 12:15pm
3 contact hours total:
- 3 NBCC credit hours
- NCSAPPB approved substance use specific (SS) and substance use disorders affecting veterans (SUDV)
Our country has been at war for more years than some young veterans have been alive. Veterans who are physically and mentally challenged or disabled are returning home in large numbers. They are utilizing mental health services to ask for help as they suffer from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, addiction, and more symptoms of trauma. Using your skills learned from the first half of the day, you’ll have a skill set to offer veterans.
We’ll look at the specific challenges that veterans faced in leaving their families to fight, the losses, anger, and grief of engaging in battle, the loss of connection to fellow soldiers, survivor’s guilt, and the return home to a family and a world that has greatly changed. We’ll explore and discuss the neuroscience behind trauma, loss, and recovery. We’ll learn emotional regulation skills and identify resources at the grassroots level of offering mental health care and addiction treatment in western North Carolina.
- Participants will identify specific care concerns in addressing mental health and addiction in veterans.
- Participants will identify skills for emotional regulation.
- Participants will learn about referrals to the VA as well as several grassroots community care resources for veterans in western North Carolina.
Lunch, coffee, tea, and water served!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Presented by Linda Harrison, BSW, LPCS, CCS, MAC