Serving Those Who Serve: Enhancing Perspective, Reducing Barriers, and Creating Helping Opportunities

Amy B. Otzel, MA, MS, LPC
5 CECs
Monday, September 11, 2017
9 am – 3:30 pm

Location: Hartford Public Library, Room 026
500 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103

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This seminar satisfies the continuing education requirement for content on military members, veterans and their families.

Following the Military Family’s contribution of selfless service and sacrifice to our collective needs for freedom and safety as a community united by nation, healthcare professionals have an opportunity to fulfill the important role of providing support to their subsequent health and healing needs. As Military Members, Veterans, and their Families increasingly seek support within community healthcare settings, it is imperative for professionals to be, at a minimum, armed with information to appropriately and effectively manage contact. As practitioners, it is our call to action to assure operative responsiveness by way of reducing barriers, promoting accessibility to services, and mobilizing resources.

This seminar will increase your conceptualizations and skills repertoire while providing overview of basic military cultural and clinical competencies in working with Active Duty personnel, Veterans, and their Families.

At the conclusion of this seminar you will be able to:

  • assess for military status and distinguish aspects of military and veteran culture
  • identify stressors common to military troops and their families
  • recognize barriers to care and employ frameworks of interaction to reduce constraints
  • discern and locate assessment tools related to conditions of trauma and stress
  • familiarize with Military and Veteran suicide prevention resources
  • relate to warrior resources and the need for skills adaptation