Visiting Nurse’s Peggy F. Murphy Community Grief Center is pleased to be hosting “Understanding the Military Experience: Providing care to service members, veterans and their families,” a training program that will help behavioral health specialists learn how to care for their military and veteran patients and clients. Tier I of the training is Dec. 13, with registration at 7:30 a.m. The program runs from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tier II will also be held at the Peggy F. Murphy Community Grief Center at Visiting Nurse on Feb. 13-14, 2018.
This training, geared toward the licensed behavioral health professional but open to anyone, places specific emphasis on understanding the uniqueness of treating someone with needs specific to the military. There are more than 22,000 military veterans in Allen County alone, with hundreds more in the surrounding counties.
The courses available throughout this training were created by the Center for Deployment Psychology. The training program was created in Indiana in 2011, and has since spread to nine other states. The training and the continuing education units are free. A total of 20.5 CEUs will be issued by The Indiana Family and Social Service Administration (FSSA), Division of Mental Health and Addiction in accordance with Indiana Code 25-1-4, Continuing Education for those who complete Tiers I and II.