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As the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, waves of Service members from North Carolina are making happy reunions with their loved ones back home. But the joy can be short lived once the realities of readjustment into everyday life begin to sink in.
So the National Association of Social Workers-NC Chapter is partnering with Army OneSource on a campaign to provide free online continuing education training to NASW-NC members. Four courses developed by the Center For Deployment Psychology will be offered beginning March 6 through April 24. The courses cover military culture, the impact of combat stress and deployment on children and families and PTSD. Beginning March 6, NASW-NC members will receive a series of emails, which provide information about the challenges facing our military and easy access to these online courses. The campaign will also be promoted through LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
“Our goal is to get 500 social work professionals in North Carolina to complete this important, FREE continuing education training by April 24,” said Kathy Boyd, Chapter Director. “The Service members from North Carolina and their families have made huge sacrifices for their country. Now we’d love to assist the social work professionals in North Carolina in helping these heroes by getting the training they need to help them treat the invisible wounds of war.”
NASW-NC is asking its members and other local behavioral health care professionals to participate in this important and timely training opportunity.
“The more we can understand military culture and the unique problems their families face, the better we can help our Service member’s transition to a happy life here in North Carolina”, Kathy Boyd added.
Training is FREE, online and accredited by the ASWB. If you are a North Carolina behavioral health professional or if you know one, please sign up for this important training opportunity and help bring our local heroes the rest of the way home.