Disability and Mental Health in the Military

This is being advertised by the BTLC! Please view the description for how to register. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEBH

Presenter: Laura G. Buckner, M.Ed., LPC, M.O.M., Program Manager, Community Education, Texas Center for Disability Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, Mentor Trainer, The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices, Charting the LifeCourse Ambassador; Joanna Goodwin, LPC, Executive Director and Founder, Operation True North

Military service is both honorable and demanding, for service members and their families. Disability, whether incurred as a result of combat, service-related injury or even the diagnosis of a disabling condition in the family can make an already demanding life more difficult. Add nearly three years of a COVID-19 pandemic, a global health threat we know has escalated cases of mental health concerns nationally, outside of military service! This webinar discusses the intersection of disability with military service for service members and their families, looking closely at the impact of trauma on the brain and possible physical cues and reactions when a trauma response occurs. Service providers will have an opportunity to consider post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicidal ideation, and trauma responses with helpful interventions and resources. People living with disability are not extraordinary, nor are they difficult to work with. They are, instead, ordinary people living with difficult, often extraordinary circumstances. And they can be helped.

RSVP here: https://oneop.org/event/129665/

RSVP then check your email for instructions and for the link to the event. If you cannot open the link then you can view the event on YouTube Live at https://www.youtube.com/c/OneOp/live

Note: FREE CE credit available for Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Board Certified Patient Advocates, and Case Managers. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 10:00am to 11:00am
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact OneOp in advance at 319-467-1120 or contact@oneop.org.