Thursday, February 22, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
TLC Commons (N110 LC)

Presenter Panel: John Mikelson, Military Outreach Specialist; Don Rhoades, UI Veterans’ Employment Specialist; Julia Rose, Social Worker at the VA Medical Center; and Laura Boddicker, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Veterans’ Services Representative.

Due to the lack of active military service bases in Iowa, the children and families of our military are often attending school and living in communities that may not fully be aware of their unique needs and assets. This workshop will address ways that teachers and other helping professionals can more effectively recognize their situations and develop strategies to address them. Panelists will discuss the many resources that can be mobilized to assist these families, and provide basic information about the agencies and programs that can assist in optimizing the mental health and well-being of military service members, their children and family members. The panelists include a military outreach specialist with extensive experience offering holistic resources to veterans and Army veteran, a long-term veterans’ services specialist and Army veteran, and a representative of social work and mental health services in the VA Medical Center and Army veteran, and a Navy veteran has worked extensively with the VA doing vocational rehabilitation counseling and now works with Senator Ernst as a veterans services representative.

Please register online.
TLC credit available.


I-SERVE Workshop Series

The Needs of Military Families: Understanding Children and Families of Our Military and Veterans 
A 5-part focus series sponsored by I-SERVE and the TLC*

These workshops will provide crucial information needed by teachers and other helping professionals to understand and address the changing needs of our military and veteran families in our schools and communities. Learners may attend any combination of the five 1-hour live sessions, although viewing all five sessions is recommended. To facilitate this aim, on-line recordings of the sessions will be available through the TLC and I-SERVE web sites after the session dates.

*Certificates available to those who attend all five workshops.