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Meeting the needs of returning military service members

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1/17/2011 —

A Symposium for Primary Care Mental Health Professionals

Of all the states, Pennsylvania has the highest number of National Guard or Reserve members deployed in military operations. Many of these Service members return to their primary care professionals in their civilian lives rather than use military health-care systems; however, they have just as many long-term, combat-specific health issues as active duty military personnel. Meeting the needs and realities of military families is a vital support needed to maintain the resiliency of our Service members and their families. Penn State Hershey College of Medicine is proud to present this important one-day information session. It will be held at the Penn State Greater Allegheny Student Community Center on Saturday, April 16, 2011 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Continuing education credits will be awarded.

This conference is designed for primary care and behavioral health-care professionals to improve understanding, assessment, and treatment of the invisible wounds of war; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain-injury (TBI) patients. The information can be easily generalized to non-military patients as well.

The fee for this conference is $45 per person, which includes instruction, handouts, refreshments, and lunch. For further information, please call JeanMarie Jacob at 412-675-9058, e-mail gace@psu.edu, or register online at www.pennstatehershey.org/ce.

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