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Social Workers Give An Hour to Veterans in Need Thursday, November 5, 2009
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Credit Hours: 1 CEU(s)
Over 1.9 million men and women have served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Due to the often traumatic experience of serving in war, many members of the military are returning home with unprecedented mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and traumatic brain injury (TBI). As the largest provider of mental health treatment in the country, this presentation will discuss how social workers can help our nation’s veterans in a variety of ways. It will highlight the Give An Hour program which encourages mental health practitioners, including licensed clinical social workers, to give one free hour of counseling each week to a veteran or their loved ones.
1 Clinical Social Work CE will be provided.
• Barbara VanDahlen, PhD
• Elizabeth Hoffler, ACSW, Special Assistant to the Executive Director
• Dina Kastner, MSS, MLSP