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

Location:
West End Fire Company                                     
1319 Park Avenue                                                                                
Quakertown, PA 18951                                               

Cost:   To attend: FREE
For CEUs:
$15 for NASW members
$25 for NASW non-members

RSVP to:  Tracy Semmel at 610-965-9021, ext. 221 or tsemmel@newvitaewellness.com 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.  

 

“It is heartbreaking for us to have our son leave the family, but we cannot provide for his safety at home.  We have complete trust in New Vitae Mount Trexler Manor. Since he has been at New Vitae Mount Trexler Manor we have seen improvement in him."

- Patricia H. (parent)