Educational Opportunities

Defense Centers of Excellence Monthly Webinar Series 2014 - Free CE!
All webinars are held 1-2:30pm EDT  |  Learn More and Register

Suicide in Military and Veteran Populations: Implications for Chaplains, Health Care Providers and Leaders
September 25, 2014; 1-2:30pm (EDT)

This presentation will begin with a description of the epidemiology of suicide in the United States, with a specific focus on suicide among service members and veterans. An epidemiologic foundation of suicide provides context to understanding how current research relates to a variety of prevention strategies.

The discussion will include the role and approach of chaplains to suicide prevention in the military. Using data from a survey of chaplains in the Army, this overview will review suicide prevention efforts and factors that may enhance or constrain effective support. The presentation will conclude with recommendations from policy and research perspectives on how the military and civilian communities can bolster suicide prevention efforts.

Continuing Education
Continuing education credit is available from Duke Medicine. You must register on or before September 25, 2014, at 3pm (EDT) to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit. DCoE’s awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and/or their families.

September 25 Supporting Family Members Surviving Suicide  
October 9 Gender Difference and TBI  
October 23 Mental Health and Women in the Military  
November 13 Technology Interventions for TBI  
November 20 Technology Interventions for Psychological Health  
December 11 TBI Prevention and Safety Awareness  
December 18 Military Culture 101: What Does the Health Care Provider Need to Know?  

AHRQ Free Continuing Education Module:

Psychological and Pharmacological Treatments for Adults with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
1.0 Contact Hours

This monograph summarizes the results and conclusions of a systematic review and meta-analysis from AHRQ's Effective Health Care (EHC) Program examining psychological and pharmacological treatments for adults with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

VA Continuing Education:

PTSD 101 Series
Series of courses from the VA dealing with special populations, specific trauma, treatment, background and assessment.


Visit APNA Continuing Education: Military & PTSD for more continuing education on military mental health and PTSD.