CDP Presents: Understanding the Unique Challenges of Military Families with Special Needs Children online via Zoom
17 April, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
Description: Approximately ten percent of the military workforce has one or more family members with special needs. The military offers numerous resources, medical and financial assistance for these family members, but accessing these benefits can be confusing and time-consuming. In addition, challenges specific to the military (frequent moves, isolation from family, and service members’ work demands) can make accessing necessary services even more challenging for military special needs families. This session will discuss the structure of services available to military beneficiaries with special needs and common challenges military families face. Participants will become familiar with various resources and organizations that offer assistance to families, and their eligibility requirements. Finally, this webinar will discuss ways in which providers might offer support to both caregivers and their children with special needs.
For more information on the course, including the agenda, presenter bio and more, please click here.
Target Audience: For behavioral health/healthcare providers who treat military personnel, Veterans, and their families.
To access the course, on the day of the event, log into your account here: https://deploymentpsych.ce21.com/Account/MyAccount and click on the green "Launch Webinar" button.
After this webinar participants will be able to:
- Appraise whether a DOD beneficiary meets criteria for enrollment into the Exceptional Family Member Program.
- Develop a treatment plan for the parent of a special needs child that addresses one or more of the challenges common to military families.
This course will be presented via Zoom teleconferencing software. Zoom is browser-based, however an add-in may need to be installed before attending. Participants can test their computer's capabilities by clicking here (or visiting https://zoom.us/test). We recommend those using Internet connections on government or military locations test their ability to load Zoom in advance of the event to ensure there are no technical difficulties. Microphones and webcams are not necessary, but you will need a computer with working speakers or headphones. If you encounter connection difficulties when using your computer, the Zoom app is also available for iOS and Android devices.
Continuing Education Details:
This activity is approved for 1.5 continuing education credits (CEs).
The Center for Deployment Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Deployment Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
For questions or technical issues, please contact Mr. Micah Norgard (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr. Chris Adams (email@example.com).