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UConn School of Nursing currently offers the following Continuing Education learning opportunities:
Behavioral Health Issues in Those with Military Backgrounds: Individuals and Families
This free eLearning continuing education program provides health care providers with a comprehensive understanding of military culture and behavioral health needs including appropriate screening and treatment in primary care.
Veterans and their families are a population with unique needs related to the culture of military life and experiences. Of the 20 million U.S. military veterans, it is estimated that 14 million receive care outside of the Veterans Health Administration system. The MISSION Act, signed in 2018, increased access to care for veterans in the civilian health care system, making community providers more accessible. After completing this program participants will be able to:
- Describe unique aspects of the military culture and its effects on health.
- Understand the importance of identifying those that have served in the military and their families.
- Understand the spectrum of effects of military experiences/trauma and its relationship to overall health.
As of 2016, the Connecticut Department of Public Health requires health care professionals complete at least two contact hours of training or education on the topic of mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans. These topics may include determining whether a patient is a veteran or family member of a veteran; screening for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, risk of suicide, and depression; and suicide prevention training. This course meets this requirement.
For more information and to register, visit: uconn.geniussis.com/Registration.aspx