Complete by Sunday, January 24, 11:30 p.m., 
Online Workshop (Asynchronous)

Please register online. TLC Credit: Traditional

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.

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To earn credit for this module, please respond to the prompt below and email your responses to by January 24, 2020. Use the title of the module in your email subject line.

Name one thing that you learned from this webinar that you plan to implement in your future practice. How, When, and Why?

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 the Baker Teacher Leader Center, 319-335-5623, in advance.