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​Understanding the Impact of Military Culture and War on Soldiers,
Veterans, and Their Families  

 
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Friday, April 11, 2014

  

Time:  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
 
 
Location: UW-Stevens Point Dreyfus University Center,
Alumni Room 

Identifying military status is important for any professional working in either a health care or human services agency.  This workshop will provide an overview of military culture and its impact on soldiers, veterans and their families to include special topics in:  PTSD, military sexual trauma, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, unemployment, homelessness, and criminal justice issues and will help you to determine the important questions to ask individuals and families.   
 
Problems often result from the impact of war and trauma on the health and psychosocial well-being of soldiers, veterans, and their families.  We will review evidence-based practices to improve care for returning soldiers and veterans and also discuss initiatives at the federal, state and county levels.
  
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Presented by:  Cate Gitter, MSW, LCSW 

Cate received her B.S. at UW-Stevens Point and her Master’s Degree in Social Work at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Cate holds a Clinical Social Worker License in Wisconsin and has more than 25 years of experience working with adults in community, hospital and institutional settings. She is currently the director of Social Services and Spiritual Care Services at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King where she supervises social workers, chaplains and paraprofessionals in delivering psychosocial care to more than 700 veterans and their families. Cate is an adjunct faculty at UW-Stevens Point teaching Social Work and Sociology classes and serves on the State Policy Council to address behavioral health needs of military, veterans and their families.

 

Who Should Attend

This workshop is catered to therapists, counselors, social workers, human service professionals, medical professionals, school psychologists, and individuals with interest

Registration

The registration fee is $89 which includes instruction and materials.
 

University Credit Option

Attendees may take SOC 395: Special Topics in Sociology, Section 88 through Continuing Education for an additional fee.  The additional fee, information about the course, instructor information and how to register can be found on the 
Continuing Education Credit Website.    

Continuing Education Units 

There is no additional fee for the continuing education units.  This program qualifies for four direct instructional hours and equates to 0.4 CEUs.  A CEU certificate will be provided to each participant.