New Vitae Presents "Understanding Military Culture and Community Reintegration"October 22, 2015
In Celebrating Veterans’ Day And In Honor Of Our Veterans And Their Service To Our Country, please Join Us In The Seminar:
Understanding Military Culture and Community Reintegration
Speaker: Richard C. Hamp, SGM (Ret), Director, Bureau of Programs, Initiatives, Reintegration and Outreach, Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Registration & Light Refreshments: 12:30 – 1:00pm
Program: 1:00 – 3:00pm
West End Fire Company
1319 Park Avenue
Quakertown, PA 18951
Cost: To attend: FREE
$15 for NASW members
$25 for NASW non-members
RSVP to: Tracy Semmel at 610-965-9021, ext. 221 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, November 16.
Veterans differ to the extent to which they identify with military culture after separation from military service but rarely consider their service to be a minor event in their lives. The values and identities they acquired on active duty will continue to be important as they move forward.
Service members, whether returning from deployment or permanently separating from the military, come home to a time of celebration with family and friends. When the excitement wears off, the reality and challenges of reintegration begin. In 2009, approximately 322,000 service members were faced with the daunting task of reintegrating into their community following separation from the military (Department of Defense, 2009). That year only 13% of veterans strongly agreed that their reintegration was going well.
The information shared in this presentation will assist behavioral health, social services and medical professionals as well as interested community members, to better serve and support veterans in their communities.
"As a staff member, I have learned a lot about mental health and I have witnessed many residents transform from a place of fear and paranoia to becoming outgoing, secure, content and able to hold a job in the community and much more.”- Cathy K. (staff)