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ATrain Education Inc.

West Virginia: Mental Health Care of American Veterans and Their Families

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Overview / Abstract:

This course fulfills the West Virginia requirement for training on mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans and includes information about inquiring whether your patients are veterans or family members of veterans, screening for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), risk of suicide, depression and grief, and prevention of suicide.

*Describe veterans’ healthcare challenges and identify how to find the locations of VA health centers in the nation.
*Recount 4 ways that veterans can access community-centered healthcare if they cannot use a VA health center.
*Explain the importance of screening for military service, veteran status, or being a family member of a veteran.
*Discuss posttraumatic stress disorder, suicide risk, depression, grief, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence and explain how each may arise in military veterans and their families.
*Name 3 ways that providers can receive additional education or training to assist them in serving veterans and their families.
*Explain the principles of rehabilitation and reintegration and list 3 ways you can make appropriate referrals.


Aug 01, 2019


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Occupational Therapy CE





Credits / Hours

2 Contact Hours


American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), California Board of Physical Therapy, California Board of Registered Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Occupational Therapy, Kentucky Board of Nursing, New York Physical Therapy Association, Washington DC Board of Nursing,

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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Sara Wilson, BA

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Substance Abuse / Dependence, Social Issues, Rehabilitation / Therapy, Public Health / Community Health, Psychiatry / Mental Health, Overdose (Drug), Law / Legal

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Keywords / Search Terms

ATrain Education, ATrainCeu, veteran's mental health, PTSD, suicide, stress disorder, depression, drug abuse, unintentional abuse, rehabilitation, reintegration,

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