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SERVING THOSE WHO SERVE US - Veterans Mental Health Conference 10/4/12

Central Area Health Education Center, Inc (Central AHEC) “SERVING THOSE WHO SERVED US” conference series is for civilian primary care and mental health providers, as well as allied health and emergency medical technicians and first responders. Training includes military culture, assessing mental health issues specific to combat veterans, and making appropriate referrals.

Every day veterans, service members and their families make sacrifices on and off the battlefield to protect our nation’s freedom. More service members than ever before are returning home with the visible and invisible wounds of war, which range from traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and suicide. Military families struggle as well. Children may suffer from anxiety due to fears that their loved one will be hurt or injured during deployment. Others may develop behavioral or physical problems stemming from their parent’s long-term absence.

Since September 11, 2001, 6,784 active duty military and 5,774 reservists from Connecticut have been deployed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Serving Those Who Served Us: Addresses the Mental Health Needs of Veterans, Service Members and their Families” is a partnership among the CT AHEC Network, National AHEC Organization and Citizen Soldier Support Program funding from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S Department of Defense to ensure that our veterans, service members and their families receive the health care and mental health services they deserve.

For conferences 2 and 3 signups, please see the workshops page.


There are currently no locations listed for this activity. Registration is temporarily stopped.