This full-day forum presents an opportunity for behavioral health providers, advocates, and others to learn about the unique experiences of underrepresented veterans, and will include seminars on women, LGBT, racial and ethnic minorities, male survivors of military sexual trauma and inter-partner violence, and veterans with less-than-honorable discharges.
Discussions will create a dialogue on effective services and support, and information and resources for behavioral health providers and legal advocates will be emphasized.
Five (5) Continuing Education Units are available for MFT, LPCC, LEP, and LCSW professionals licensed in California.
When: April 15, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: African American Art + Culture Complex, San Francisco
762 Fulton Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94102
9:30 – 9:45: Introductions
9:45 – 10:45: Women Veterans
Presentation on unique treatment considerations, barriers and considerations for access to care, and creating an effective system of care for women veterans.
10:45 – 11:45: Male Veteran Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma and Inter-Partner Violence
Panel presentation on the unique circumstances of military sexual trauma and inter-partner violence among male veteran survivors.
11:45 – 12:45: Lunch
12:45 – 1:45: LGBT Veterans
Panel presentation on issues and experiences of LGBT veterans, as well as the effects and repeal of ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ and barriers to formal equality in the military.
1:45 – 2:45: Racial and Ethnic Minority Veterans
Panel presentation on common issues and experiences of racial and ethnic minority veterans, with special attention to African American and Native American veterans.
2:45 – 3:00: Break
3:00 – 3:45: Bad Paper Veterans
Panel presentation on the circumstances and consequences of receiving a less than honorable discharge from the military, including barriers to care for military service-related conditions.
3:45 – 4:00: Close + Evaluation