Suicide rates are known to increase around and after the holidays, and for behavioral health providers working with veterans and veteran families, this is a crucial time to deliver much needed resources and support.
It is imperative for providers to gain a greater understanding of the nexus between trauma and suicide among veterans, and learn effective resources to ensure veterans a safe and supportive post-holiday season.
Presenters include Dr. David Joseph, Clinical Psychologist at Oakland Vet Center, and Geoff Millard, Policy Associate at Swords to Plowshares.
Veteran Suicide After the Holidays
Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015 *
Time: 11:00AM – 1:00PM PST
* Rescheduled from December 11, 2014. Please re-register using the new link below.
Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQUoAiOatdg
Two (2) Continuing Education Units are available for MFT, LPCC, LEP, and LCSW professionals licensed in California.
About the Presenters
Dr. David Joseph is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of the Oakland Vet Center, where he provides treatment for veterans with readjustment stress, PTSD, and combat or military sexual trauma. Dr. Joseph is the creator of the Welcome Home training that is available to community college campuses through the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Dr. Joseph was also one of the creators of the Swords to Plowshares training, Combat to Community, a certified training for police officers, first responders and providers on effective interventions for veterans with PTSD.
Geoff Millard is a Policy Associate with Swords to Plowshares specializing community education and outreach. Geoff presents Combat to Community cultural competency curriculum to hiring managers, recruiters and HR professionals as well as other professional cohorts including educators, attorneys, and police officers. Geoff spent nine years in the military including thirteen months in Iraq and is now a service connected disabled veteran. He has a BA in American Studies from SUNY Buffalo and is an expert in veteran policy concentrating on macro solutions to veteran issues around homelessness and less-than-honorable discharges.
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