The statewide military culture training initiative is designed to increase understanding of the military population through education and training, strengthen the overall service structure in NH across military and civilian providers, and improve access to and quality of care for Veterans, Service Members, and their Families.

Your participation in this conference will be instrumental and help strengthen state resources to ensure Veterans, Service Members, and Families have access to needed care!

Topics that will be addressed in this conference include:

  • Understanding Military Culture and the Varying Deployment Cycles
    In this lesson, participants will learn about phases of the deployment cycle and unique aspects of military culture. Participants will also learn about challenges that Veterans, Service Members, and their Families may face throughout the deployment cycle and strategies to communicate effectively to improve quality of care.
  • Understanding Veterans, Service Members, and Families of All Ages and How to Better Serve Them
    In this lesson, participants will learn about serving Veterans, Service Members, and their Families of all ages. There are four generations of Veterans, with 48% of Veterans in NH age 65 and over. Each generation will have had a different experience serving in the military, particularly with reintegration after deployment. To improve quality of care, it is essential that Service Providers recognize the unique generational challenges and how to effectively communicate with Veterans, Service Members, and their Families to break down barriers.
  • Reintegration Challenges for Veterans, Service Members and their Families
    In this lesson, participants will learn about the reintegration challenges that Veterans, Service Members, and their Families experience after deployment, such as returning to or finding employment, establishing a new normal, renegotiating roles and responsibilities, and managing stress and long-term deployment effects. Participants will understand how each person may handle reintegration differently, especially depending on their role during deployment, and identify available resources to support the reintegration process to improve quality of care.
  • Caring for Veterans, Service Members, and their Families who are Living with PTSD and/or TBI
    In this lesson, participants will learn about improving quality of care for Veterans, Service Members, and their Families who are living with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). They will learn about the prevalence of PTSD and TBI and the potential stigma around accessing care, the symptoms and effects, resources available, and strategies to better serve those who are coping with these issues.
  • Homelessness
    In this lesson, participants will learn about homelessness among Veterans, Service Members, and their Families and better understand the common causes for homelessness. They will identify resources available to aid this population, reduce homelessness, and improve access to care.
  • Military Sexual Trauma
    In this lesson, participants will learn about the prevalence of, and stigma related to Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and the support services available to enhance the prevention of, or response to, sexual harassment or assault. Participants will identify resources to assist in coping with MST and apply strategies to improve quality of care for Veterans, Service Members, and Families who are dealing with MST.

Participants will be eligible to receive CEU's from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training.

Registration will close on Friday March 18th. Reserve your seat today!

This training is hosted by Harbor Homes, and delivered by Dare Mighty Things (DMT). With its roots in Portsmouth, NH, DMT has been a trusted partner of government agencies, nonprofits, and foundations for over 24 years. On a national scale, DMT has been instrumental in providing training for Service Providers, Veterans, Service Members, and their Families.

An initiative of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Supported by the Commission on PTSD and TBI

Event Organization:
Duration from: 
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Location:
Harbor Homes

Event Category

Community Calendar

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