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Veterans Conference

Supporting Veterans and Service Members:
A Mental Health and Community Imperative

Friday, June 28, 2013
8am - 4pm
SMSU 294 

Portland State University

$140/$126 if registered by June 14
6 CEUs available
Be sure to download your handouts, via the button on the left.  Hard copies will not be distributed at the conference. 

Service members, veterans, and their loved ones can present community providers with unique challenges, often depending on where they are in the cycle from deployment to reintegration. This conference will include discussions and case presentations that consider challenges and successes in working with this population.  Particular emphasis will be placed on family, social, and community structures that optimize support. Approaches will be presented that address substance abuse, PTSD, and suicide prevention; working with family members and spouses; and preparation for deployment and successful reintegration, including retention in the workplace. This conference is designed to assist provider understanding of common problems faced after returning home and services that promote resiliency in veterans and their loved ones, with the goal of mitigating the traumatic effects of one or multiple deployments.  


For more information please contact Kathy Lovrien, program manager: or 503-725-8165.     

Work study scholarships available by contacting Kathy Lovrien.

Sponsored by PSU’s Continuing Education Department in partnership with the VA Northwest Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center.