viernes, 5 de abril de 2013

Webinar: Addressing Homelessness Among Veterans

Webinar: Addressing Homelessness Among Veterans

United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - A Life in the Community for Everyone: Behavioral Health is Essential to Health, Prevention Works, Treatment is Effective, People Recover

Addressing Homelessness Among Veterans of Recent Conflicts
Webinar Details: Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 2–3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Veterans returning to their families after military service may experience multiple stressors. Increased economic pressures, physical and behavioral health distress, and interpersonal conflict have been noted by researchers. Post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury are associated with higher than average rates of physical aggression and domestic violence. Suicide rates are also elevated.
While initial reunification with families and friends is usually joyous, interpersonal tensions can occur as families adjust. This is no small problem. During a 12-month period (October 2009–September 2010), an estimated 144,842 veterans spent at least 1 night in emergency shelter or transitional housing programs, accounting for 11.5 percent of all homeless adults (Sources: U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) and the National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans, 2010).

Webinar Participants
  • Moderator: A. Kathryn Power, M.Ed., Region One Regional Administrator, SAMHSA
  • Susan Angell, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Homeless Veterans Initiative, VA
  • Stephen Metraux, Ph.D., Deputy Director of Research at the National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans, VA; Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Public Health, University of the Sciences
  • Stephen Peck, M.S.W., President/CEO, United States Veterans Initiative

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