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Symposium, “Enhancing Community Capacity to Meet the Needs of Returning Servicemembers and their Families”

March 22, 2010 | Conferences

Symposium, “Enhancing Community Capacity to Meet the Needs of Returning Servicemembers and their Families”

Symposia Locations:
September 17, 2009
Long Island, NY– Hofstra University

October 23, 2009
Lake Placid, NY– High Peaks Resort

November 19, 2009
Rochester, NY– Radisson Hotel Riverside

April 23, 2010
NYC- Fordham University, Lincoln Center

May 21, 2010
Hudson Valley, NY– SUNY New Paltz, Lecture Center

-HEALTH / MENTAL HEALTH HUMAN SERVICES PROVIDERS
-MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY & THEIR FAMILIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

ADMISSION IS FREE

Register Online: www.naswnys.org

Veterans’ Mental Health Training Initiative Sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers, NYS Chapter

About the Veterans’ Mental Health Training Initiative

The New York State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, the
Medical Society of the State of New York, and the New York State Psychiatric
Association, are sponsoring a comprehensive statewide training initiative to
ensure that New York’s mental health workforce is prepared to identify and address military-specific
issues in light of our state’s significant military population. The initiative consists of a full day conference
held in five locations across NYS. Topics will include military culture, screening and assessment of
combat specific Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and substance abuse, as well as
family issues related to deployment and re-entry. The training events will also provide information
regarding the benefits, resources, and services available to support New York State’s returning soldiers,
veterans and their families. Continuing education credits from NASW-NYS and the NYS Office of
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services will be offered. This training initiative is funded through a grant
from the NYS Legislature.